For 3 weeks we haven't seen her off her eggs although there were a couple of signs that she had indeed arisen.
Late last week we found a wee chick's head poking out from Annie's feathers.
Within 24 hours another 2 chicks hatched.
3 eggs remained.
For the first couple of days we didn't really see our new babies but we left the mum and the babies alone. Annie obviously knew what she was doing and we tend to be a no intervention kind of family when all is looking good.
As is often the case, Sky has mostly processed the magic on paper.
The tangi for the 3 chicks that never hatched will be happening early tomorrow before Gunter heads off for work.
Just a small ritual to mark the cycle of life and death.