Hello everyone, a couple of people have said today that they thought they could see a crack in the egg, but this might be bits of grass or dirt as there is still no chick to be seen! The egg-spectant parents seemed to be behaving more unusually today (we should get used to this) as they left the egg unattended for nearly an hour. At this stage it seems odd that they would fly off and leave it for such a long amount of time.
The male has been doing a lot more of the incubation lately and has been r-egg-ularly changing with the female. When I first arrived this morning he was sitting on the eyrie, there have been 3 change overs today, with the female now taking over responsibilities.
It has been suggested that because the pair didn’t start to incubate fully until 2 weeks ago, it could be up to 14 days before the egg hatches. It will be an egg-cellent day when this happens, after all the work Adam and the volunteers have put in to Peregrine Watch 2013!
P.s. You can see it’s been a slow day as I’m filling my time making up very bad ‘egg’ puns!
Katy Green- Falls of Clyde Ranger