Titom and Sylva meet up again for the 4th time at their nest in Mardié : They first met during the summer of 2012.
The day after they returned, and to have the best possible chance of a successful breeding season in 2016, they mate repeatedly. Sometime successfully, sometimes not…..
(Video editing Sébastien Colas)
Titom’s enthusiasm is sometimes met with irritation on the part of his mate who is generally very receptive, as can be seen by her posture and calls that can be translated as an invitation.
This enthusiasm will only disappear once Sylva has started sitting on the nest to lay her first eggs.
Translation to English from French by Ian Stevenson.