24 June 2022
Popped up the ladder to check on the nest yesterday evening. The male was calling from the parapet of the Function Room roof close to the Evergreen Oak, while the female was out of his sight on the lower roof next to the Tea Garden. After a while, she flew up onto the parapet of the Function Room opposite the male and called softly. His calling immediately became softer and after a few minutes he flew across to the female and mated with her. And in the nest? Still three eggs . . . and strangely arranged in an almost straight line!
By Geoff Lockwood