Apr 21 2010
The peregrine eggs at the University of Pittsburgh began hatching tonight.
Here is Dorothy and E2′s first chick, just hatched at 11:20pm, in a nighttime snapshot illuminated by infrared light.
The chick has flapped and moved its wing as Dorothy bends over it (red arrow). Its head is resting on the eggshell. We could even hear it peeping on the webcam.
See more pictures below. Watch the webcam here.
Happy Hatch Day!
<= Dorothy looks down at the chick still inside the egg shell.
April 22, 11:18am, Dorothy feeds her first chick of 2010. Notice the pip holes in two of the other eggs. The pip hole in one of them is facing away a little.
April 22, 11:57am. Two peregrine chicks have just hatched. Dorothy allows them to dry.
April 22, 3:06pm. Dorothy feeds four hungry babies. Only one egg is left to hatch.
(photos from the National Aviary webcam at University of Pittsburgh)