End of 2016 Season
Sadly, another failed year. That’s nature.
It all started so well with a lovely nest built, six eggs laid and five chicks hatched.
For several days the female spent most of her time sitting on the nest keeping the chicks warm with the male bringing food in.
Then the female disappeared. She left the nest, as she occasionally did, and never returned. We will never know why.
Despite the male continuing to feed the chicks there was nothing to keep them warm and they couldn’t survive the night.
The video feed is now off and the nest will be cleaned ready for next season.
Perhaps 2017 will be lucky. To be kept informed when things happen, sign up for the NEWSFlash newsletter. Just click the link above.