Settling In

It's taking Ward and June a while to adjust to the responsibilities of parenthood, but they are making progress. While June spent less than half of her time incubating her egg on the first two days, she has gradually increased it to nearly full time. Her two longest departures came when Ward failed to respond to her calls from the nest box. On both occasions, she bolted out of the nest and did not return for more than four hours. Since then, Ward has responded quickly and she has remained in the nest. Ward has also been doing well with his hunting and has made at least two deliveries each night. No sign of a second egg yet, but intervals between eggs can be three days or more. June is now sleeping in the warm sun streaming through her door as she incubates her lone egg.

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