Three eggs confirmed for Nest 3

On 21 April it wasn’t possible to see how many eggs the Nest 3 female was turning because of a wall of moss. Yesterday’s downloaded footage didn’t help although there is a bit more to be transferred. Today three eggs were clearly visible when the female stood to turn them. The third egg is the pale one.

A good view of the clutch (c) Forestry Commission England

A good view of the clutch
(c) Forestry Commission England

 

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6 Responses to Three eggs confirmed for Nest 3

  1. Mike Simmonds says:

    Great news Jaydee

  2. Mike Simmonds says:

    Jaydee I wonder if you or one of your colleagues has a view on the pale egg. Strangely a third egg was laid at Dyfi last night and it too is white. I don’t recall any similar incidents?.

    At least just one in the clutch makes life easier for the ‘splodology’ experts!

    • joannadailey says:

      Later eggs are usually lighter and slightly smaller than the first one, Mike. From screengrabs the third egg at Dyfi looks less pigmented than the third Nest 3 egg which does have some markings. In “A life of Ospreys” Roy Dennis mentions once having seen one pure white egg in a clutch of three.

  3. vivien Finn says:

    Really pleased to hear this news Joanna, you must be delighted. May there be 3 more healthy chicks on this nest in the weeks to come. :)

  4. Cirrus says:

    Very pleasing news . Now let’s hope for no ‘bad’ intrusions, healthy chicks and three fledges

  5. Mike Simmonds says:

    Thank you Jaydee. Here’s to a great season .

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