Watch LIVE as our Female Cahow has returned earlier than expected and pair will remain in the burrow for the day. Watch their interactions now.
The male had taken over incubation duties on the 14th and the female was expected to stay away for two to three weeks, so her return after only 7 days on the evening of the 21st was quite a surprise.
This is more than likely due to her finding a food source closer to Bermuda than expected as she usually needs to fly north of the gulf stream in the colder waters between Canada and the Azores to forage.
This also means that the male will still have plentiful fat reserves so won’t be ready to relinquish control of the egg just yet.
Cahows will not leave the burrow during daylight, so the situation gives our viewers an extended opportunity to watch the pair together.