Our Peregrines are now busy incubating a clutch of three eggs. They were laid on 20th, 22nd and 25th March. The male has been with us for many years but he has a new mate. This may be her first breeding attempt but she has settled down and appears to be doing well. Incubation usually commences when the last or penultimate egg is laid and lasts about a month. Thus we can expect hatching around the end of April or early May. They usually hatch over a period of a couple of days. Both adults share incubation duties.
The injured adult female found with a sprained wing by a member of the public in Pavilion Gardens on 10th February is still recovering at Brent Lodge Bird Hospital. It does seem likely that she is our old Sussex Heights breeding female.
The Sussex Ornithological Society
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