First egg for the third season

Peregrine mum has laid her first egg this morning – her third breeding season with us – and with much better camera angles we’re getting better quality pictures, albeit with our old cameras still. She’ sitting more calmly on her single clutch and with vastly improved weather outside (first 2 days of bright sun for about 3 months!) it’s going to make it much easier for her to do her job, as well as improving hunting statistics for dad.

The above picture shows a disinterested mum and a tiny egg which may not have worked. Both parents have been in occasionally this morning to look at the egg but neither has shown any interest in staying for long. It may be a false start. We’ll keep hoping for further results over the next day or 2.

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