The adults continue to be seen on their favourite river roost.
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As we were hoping, other Sea-Eagles have passed by.
A couple of different eagles have been observed on the river roost and in the forest area.
One is a younger bird and the other a little older.
All new feathers coming through are abnormal and often break easily resulting in haemorrhage.
The male has been roosting close by; ether behind the nest, above the nest or on a nearby tree. The ensuing "midnight duets" can probably be heard for miles around! The male brought a very large fish in during the day. Last evening, in the rain and wind, our new female laid an egg.
Incubation continues, and it is wet and cold today. A sudden gust of wind tossed the female right over the other day, though she resettled, if somewhat ruffled and even embarrassed. It seems that this female has again shown a tactic of delayed incubation and it will be very interesting to see the difference in timing for hatch. We first glimpsed the egg at around pm and assume she laid it shortly before. We supervised several hours of maintenance work on the cameras and their mountings, including cleaning the lens and adjusting the sound.
Fortunately the eggs are well protected deep in the nest bowl. Both eagles are incubating, though again it seems only the female sits at night. We are watching if this different female will again use a tactic of delayed incubation. The climber Tonino was brilliant, hanging on his ropes and fiddling with settings from shouted instructions.
Now there are two eggs, the eagles incubate almost constantly, with only brief breaks leaving the eggs uncovered. The male has brought several fish in this morning, which she has eaten on the nest or taken away. Already, we have seen the egg unattended overnight for some time. One or other of the eagles soared over several times - checking on what we were doing? The female brought in a massive branch, causing her to land with a crash. The male initially brought a large fish, still alive, to the nest tree.