And another unusual find ……….
With 212 eggs tagged over the last seven weeks and another 30 eggs found by David Redhead and myself today, the total number of eggs laid at this small survey site is now stands at 242.
Interestingly outside the fence, in the youngest Blackthorn, the latest newly laid eggs are mostly on the outer edge and have totalled 7, 6 and 9 found by me – 9 being the latest weekly figure. David Redhead, on the other hand, has been counting inside the fence nearer the trees. His totals of new found eggs over the last 3 weeks are 19, 20 and 21 – 21 being the latest figure.
The overall total includes the 2 sets of triplets (was 3) and now 17 doubles (David’s 21 eggs found this week included 2 more sets of doubles).
It is proving to be a most interesting survey. Nikki Anderson