The first egg of the 2018 season was laid whilst the UK was in the grip of the ‘Beast from the East’ and more drama followed when the female became egg bound, leading to fears she would die.
Since the arrival of the first egg of 2019 on March 14th avid web cam watchers, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Nottingham Trent University have all been keeping their fingers crossed for a more successful nesting season; and there was much relief when the first egg hatched on Easter Sunday.
This year’s eggs were laid high on Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building between Storm Gareth and Storm Hannah and whilst the chicks hatched during the hottest Easter on record, further bad weather is forecast in the days ahead. However, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust remains hopeful of positive outcome this year.
Speaking about the arrival of the chicks Head of Communications & Marketing Erin McDaid said: