Continued from Manton Bay – March/April 2022
A brief summary of the history and nest stats can be found on the season’s opening thread.
The season so far:
Mar 15: Maya returned 10:21
Mar 21: Blue 33(11) returned 17:29
Mar 31: First egg laid c 23:30
Apr 03: Second egg laid 18:31
Apr 06: Third egg laid c 20:30
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The incubation period will soon be over and within the next few days we can expect to see the first egg hatch.
Here is a very useful FB post from Rutland with all the expected hatching dates!!
A couple of captures from earlier
10:07 33 letting us have a look!
close up of eggs
14:36 Change over - Maya returns to take over from 33
Karen sooooo glad to see you here is a picture for you from where we are currently viewing from the other side, nest just visible and the shallow water hide x
In reply to Karen:
Karen W said:The incubation period will soon be over and within the next few days we can expect to see the first egg hatch.
Good to see you back Karen! And thanks for the information re anticipated hatch dates.
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Welcome back, Karen, it's great to 'see' you!
Many thanks for the reminders... it won't be long now until the hatch window opens!
In reply to Sandra :
Welcome back, Karen
That's not up to standard, Blue33 !!!
Maya flew off elegantly ;) 33 put the stickity stick on the back fence and took over incubation:
I got a FISH !!!
She didn't bring any back:
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In reply to scylla:
Thanks so much for the on-the-spot pictures, including in the "old" thread.
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