I arrived a little earlier today, at 4.45 I was just in time to see mum leave the nest to sit on a pinnacle, and dad go into the turret. After a couple of minutes, he flew out, round in a circle, and landed on her – just like yesterday! He sat on the NE turret looking very proud of himself (as well he might – I think he’s forgotten how much nagging he’ll get over the next few months if he’s successful though!).
An hour later, strike three! He was a bit restless for a while, changing perches while she called softly to him (yes, she can talk quietly!). Then, just before the sun went down, he was at it again. Three times in two days (possibly four times – I might have missed one!).
I imagine this means the eggs will hatch within a couple of days of each other, like last year.