I think Sydney enjoyed her time with Mel in the nesting box today!
Kissing (billing) and preening each other most of the day
Mel even spent a few hrs in the nest after dark with Syd.
Is it possible that he is anticipating the hatch as much as we are??
Mel leaves the nest but returns later without bringing any groceries.
Mel returned at 12:10 am with a bunny for Syd, and boy was she hungry, after packing and unpacking that rabbit she went to down sizing it until she gave up and put it to the pantry up front of the box.
Sydney's second attempt 2 hrs later.. again back to the pantry.