Monday, 20 June 2011

Incubation

The breeding season is now well underway, of 19 nests in Cederberg :
4 pairs are incubating eggs
5 nests have a pair of eagles present which have been seen building the nest or mating
5 nests normally have a pair of eagles present but they have not been seen on the nest
3 nests I have not seen eagles in the area
2 nests I haven't been able to revisit yet

In the Sandveld I have visited 9 nests of which 1 pair was incubating, this area is due another visit.

Incubation takes 44-45 days. According to my nest visits the first chick will hatch between 5th-10th July....

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