We should have chicks in about a month or so. Layed quite early this year. Eggs Laying date: 23 Mar to 28 Apr. Typical clutch: 3 – 4. Colour: mottled brown-red. Size: 41x52mm Weight: 48g. Broods: 1. Incubation: 31-34 days. Juvenile Hatching to fledging: ~40 days. 1 st year survival rate: 55%. Age to 1st breeding: 2 yrs. Adult Status: resident breeder, Passage/winter visitor. UK population (summer): 1500 pairs (2005). Average Life expectancy: 6 years. UK Conservation status: recovering from Amber. Known for: being the fastest bird in the world; in excess of 150mph in a dive.