Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Almost-Easter eggs

Having been away since Thursday, I came back to find a very impressive six eggs in the Blue Tit box.

She must have just started laying as I left, with one egg per day sounding about right. The Nest Box Challenge results seem to show that we're a little bit late, with birds on eggs now as far north as Lanarkshire.

So assuming she'll lay 3 or 4 more eggs and then incubate for 13-15 days (facts and figures courtesy of the BTO BirdFacts page), we should be looking at the first chicks hatching on 6th May!

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