Last update: 22 March 2022
20 - 21 March 2022
We have a new egg! On 20 March the female Bat Hawk came to the nest at 13h11. They usually arrive at sunset. She settled down on the nest, spread her wings and laid an egg! She then left the nest but returned at 17h30 to start the long incubation (approximately 50 days). The male came to the nest 17h40 to see the egg for the first time. Our first clear view of the egg was at 6h47 on 21 March when the male took over incubation duties for a short while while she went off to find a fresh new leaf.
Hopefully the egg will hatch after about 50 days on 9-10 May.
10 March 2022
The male Bat Hawk continued to bring in bats(3) last night . This is known as courtship feeding. Both birds continued to build up the nest.
This active Bat Hawk nest provides an excellent opportunity to monitor this species and this project will hopefully provide valuable information on the general ecology and breeding success of the Bat Hawk.