Monday morning I switched the nest cams on to find our kestrels had laid their first egg.
This was promptly followed by a second on Wednesday and they now have three eggs.
This is typical behaviour, with kestrels normally laying every other day with a clutch of 3 - 6 eggs. Generally when the third egg is laid the female will settle down to incubate for approximately four weeks.
The blue tits have been busy. One pair…