Nestcam coverage has begun of Nest 1A (where YA and Mrs YA re-located) has revealed they have FOUR healthy chicks.
Balgavies Loch in Scotland has four chicks at a similar looking stage of development but these are the only two known ‘public’ sites in the UK with such a large clutch.
Four eggs are uncommon in the UK and to rear four chicks to fledging even rarer. Let’s hope for success at both sites.
And whilst we were absorbing this news the third egg hatched on Nest 2. Time to be confirmed but the newcomer was mostly out of the shell and stretching up to join the siblings for lunch! It is nearest the nestcam, one sibling is in shadow.
There’ll be more later.