Tuesday, August 3, 2010

berksbucksoxon: last of the season [?] and egg problems

A concentrated 2-hour search for eggs in a 'good wood' here by three of us produced just one. This is the worst result I've ever had in 28 years of looking. Normally, in 2 hours, I would find between 5 and 10. Matthew speculates it may have something to do with the week of high winds in the middle of July. Can't think what else it might have been due to; the number of adults seen in this region was higher than ever before. In this 'good wood' there was still activity yesterday [3rd August] with two on territory. The male shown perching on a favourite Oak looks very much the worse for wear, however.

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