Blackbird nest

I have blackbirds nesting in my garden. They laid one egg and then a day or so later laid two more. They visit the nest regularly and are vigilant in protecting it from magpies. However, they don't appear to sit on the eggs at all. Can anyone explain this behaviour please?
  • Hi Coralie welcome to the community.

    Don't worry she is probably going to lay all her eggs first before she starts incubating them properly so they hatch out around the same time.

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