Tuesday, 29 May 2018

A waiting game

There's not much to see on the cameras at the moment, just one or other of the birds sitting on the eggs and occasionally turning them.

Bella continues to do the lion's share of the incubating, but CR is quite keen to do what he can. Sometimes he makes her wait a while before handing over at the end of his stint.

I am looking at the possibility of getting a live camera feed down to anybody in the churchyard with a mobile phone, ipad or laptop. If this works, then I will publish the access details here.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Royal Wedding

While the Abbey bells were ringing for the Royal Wedding, Bella was doing her best to keep the eggs cool.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Handing over

Although Bella is doing much of the incubation of the three eggs, she does need to leave the nest to feed.

CR therefore takes over for a while.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

And then there were three!

Generally the only time that the eggs are visible to the camera is when CR and Bella swap incubation duties.

Early this morning, this gave the first view of a third egg, which from reviewing the videos, seemed to have arrived sometime the previous evening.

Thursday, 10 May 2018


After all the waiting, Bella has now laid two eggs!

Here is the moment the first one arrived.

Here is Bella returning to the eggs. Careful with your feet....!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

CR bringing food

It's all happening a bit late, but CR has been proving to Bella that he can bring in prey when needed.

"Here's a starling, darling!"