Thanks to all our regular viewers for spotting the great news at approx 7.30am (Aust local time) this morning. Poor adult peregrine female, Diamond, had a rough time but has successfully laid her first egg for the season. She’s about a week early, on average, and caught us on the hop as we’re still trying to get software upgraded and tested. It looks like we missed video for the occasion due to upgrade glitches but after 2-3 hours this afternoon we appear to have resurrected some form of surveillance recording (to be tested). Apologies for the 2-odd hours of testing and changing the camera streams too! We want the highest streaming resolution for good viewing but too high and the streams begin to hang. We did, however, grab some photos from the nest cam (albeit blurred due to dirty lens):
Stay tuned over the new few early mornings up the tower; there are hopefully more eggs to come still. Thanx again to all our eagle-eyed (pun!) viewers, and congratulations to both Diamond and Bula.
[Editor note 30-8-16: Arjen has caught some video footage of Diamond first 2016 egg here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-23YU18YsO0 . Thanks heaps, Arjen! ]