I visited on Monday March 27th to catch up on them, not surprisingly given the weather of late, last Sundays proposed visit was a wash out. Monday was a better dawn and I located both on arrival, I also wanted to check on the new nest site.As yet, as of 27th, they hadn’t laid and whilst I watched them, there was no activity around the new nest site, hopefully it will come. However they copulated a couple of times so the intent is there, it could be that a position has already been decided on. Full incubation usually starts on 3 eggs, with copulation ongoing and non-incubation by either bird, it is entirely possible that they could have laid 1 or 2 eggs somewhere, however there was no indication Monday morning. Time will tell.
As with many other sites that I have been visiting in March, an intruding Peregrine turned up, a Tiercel by size and tail length, high up both residents called and watched it intently whilst it circled Parliament aloft.
Eventually it was too much for the resident Tiercel, and he circled and climbed relentlessly before seeing off the rival.