May 09 2010
Today there was excitement at the Gulf Tower peregrine nest when two of the five eggs hatched and made the new resident female, Dori, a first-time mother.
Here are some “baby” pictures captured from the webcam by Traci Darin and Marianne Atkinson.
Happy Mother’s Day to Dori!
The first egg hatched around 7:52am.
Dori offers food at 4:00pm, wondering if the first chick is hungry.
The second egg hatched at 7:07pm.
I was out today, birding since dawn and far from a computer, so I missed the excitement. Thanks to so many of you for letting me know about the hatchings!
There are three more eggs to go. Will they all hatch? We aren’t sure because two of the remaining eggs were laid weeks earlier by the previous female peregrine, Tasha.
Watch the National Aviary webcam to see.
(photos from the National Aviary webcam at the Gulf Tower. Thanks to Marianne Atkinson and Traci Darin for sending the screen captures.)