We now have three eggs, as shown by this screen grab, captured this morning (Saturday 2nd) at 9:30am.
|The smaller male or 'tiercel' (left) takes over incubating the eggs - |
the larger female (the 'falcon') then flew off.
Comments left on our blog at an earlier changeover suggest there were only two eggs this morning at 08:00
Our records show that the Derby pair have, without fail, laid four eggs each year. However not all of these survive to either hatch or reach their first year. See the FAQ tab on our blog's main page for a chart showing past events in the lives of Derby's peregrines.
Finally, thanks to Wendy Bartter who has been capturing the feed from our cameras and checked back this morning to see if she had caught the moment of egg-laying. Not quite, it seems, but very close.
(Wendy has now explained her method of capturing this footage in a comment to this blog post. Scroll to the bottom of the post and click on the word 'comments'. )
And a big welcome to all newcomers to this project blog and web cams. Do post a comment to the blog and let us know where on the planet you are watching from!
|Peregrine eggs look white under infra-red light at night-time!|