Thursday, April 28, 2011
Dyfi Osprey Project
Almost to the minute, the Dyfi female laid her second egg this afternoon three days after her first. Many first time breeders only lay two eggs but looking at both birds behaviourally today it wouldn't surprise me to see a third. Only time will tell of course - probably Sunday afternoon if it's going to happen. The second egg is unusually white on one half, quite distinctive and will aid us in keeping track of what's what in the nest if chicks appear.
Quite calm today after yet another intruding male alighted the nest yesterday evening only to be seen off by the female, he had no ring. Willow tit and loads of Lesser redpolls today, warblers everywhere seemingly.