Twenty-three days and counting

15 Mar 2011

The female continues her marathon incubation, often sitting on the eggs in excess of twelve hours without a break. All four eggs are intact and, if everything goes to plan the first could hatch as early as this Sunday. Grey squirrels can present the biggest danger to the un-hatched eggs, the ensuing fight between the squirrel and the female as she repels it rather speedily from the box can result in broken eggs. See what happens to the squirrel.