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2022-23 season's thread
One of the 3 eggs did not hatch. KATE gathered this info for us:
SunnyKate23 Jan 2023 4:24 PMUPDATE
NEWS 29th December 2022 The egg was removed and I 'candled' it with a torch. The egg has a slight leak through a small crack, but is otherwise intact. Despite using a very strong LED torch, I could see nothing, so I think the eggshell is too thick. It may be that the chick simply could not emerge. I'll offer it to the Australian Museum.
Two chicks fledged: Indigo and Rubus, both males. Indigo, the elder, was last seen on 18 March when Diamond blocked his entry to the nest box. Rubus fledged @ 46 days but died 9 days later, the result of a flying accident.
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HATCH-WATCH starts on 01 OCTOBER!
Therefore I've taken the liberty of starting this thread.
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In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:will be interesting to see how many of the eggs hatch this season!
My thoughts, too. I didn't do a resumé of last season as I just can't recall it well enough, apart from the early stages and the unfortunate outcome for one, but if anyone wants to do one I'll paste it into the OP... with credit, of course
In reply to scylla:
Thank you for the links, KATE, I'll copy them into the OP
Supper and view of eggs @ 18:00 on 01 October:
WendyBartter said:Will have a read through tomorrow to see how much I remember!
I've added a couple of lines about the outcomes last season, I think that'll do now - so please don't spend time on it unless you would like something added, I am at your service
Well of course there's the matter of the unhatched egg, and whether Diamond is laying thick-shelled eggs in her old age - I can't remember what Cilla found out about it in the end.
It's kinda brunch time here and I'll probably take a long break now.
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