Have just managed to log on to Carnyx live webcam from this nest! (there have been streaming issues for a while)
You may already know that the one & only chick was predated by a Goshawk a couple of weeks ago & was traumatically witnessed by Sue C to her absolute horror! There is footage of this event on New Forest Gateway website but I have not looked as I would rather not see it!
I have never seen a Hobby this close before & think it is a most handsome BoP, even quite pretty ... grabbed a couple of screenshots just now, do not know who's on the nest but it looks to be in incubating pose - is this possible?
I shall follow this pair & try to glean as much info as I can!
Edit: Have just found out from posts on NFG forum that there was a second egg & this is what is being incubated ... alas, it will not hatch now! This is the only brood for this year - just have to wait & see how long before egg is discarded!
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
Cam angle changed for different view
Have to feel sad watching s/he incubating fruitlessly!
In reply to WendyBartter:
Cam problems for a couple of days but today finds our bird still dilligently incubating & turning the egg regularly ... does the mate bring food to the nest?
Their poorly egg!
Cam problems again but back today to show bird still shuffling egg & incubating
Still cam problems but just got logged on again to see egg still there
No more pics from this nest as the cam has been turned off ... it is believed the pair have gone on migration, hope to see them back next year with a successful nest!
Thank you Carnyx for cam & New Forest Gateway for ongoing info!
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