Apr 27 2012

Three Eggs Hatched Today at Pitt

Published by at 6:47 pm under Peregrines

Friday, April 27 was a big day at the Pitt peregrine nest.  Three of Dorothy and E2′s four eggs hatched!

6:37am:  First egg hatched.

4:33pm:  Dorothy removes an empty shell, the hint that another chick has hatched.

4:36pm:  E2 arrives to see his new babies.  When Dorothy leaves the nest, we see three chicks.  Two of them are still pink and damp.  Here’s a marked up photo showing where they are.

 

And here are all three on an unmarked photo.  It looks like more than one egg remains but the old shells are fooling us.

There’s just one more egg to go.

 

(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh. Click on this link to watch live video from the nest)

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6 Responses to “Three Eggs Hatched Today at Pitt”

  1. jennieon 27 Apr 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the updates!

  2. Kathyon 28 Apr 2012 at 7:54 am

    It is impossible to read this, look at these pictures and not smile from ear to ear.

  3. Joannon 28 Apr 2012 at 9:57 am

    it looks like maybe the fourth egg hatched-I see a broken egg shell off to the side of Dorothy but she is laying on the chicks so I can’t be sure

  4. Donnaon 28 Apr 2012 at 11:28 am

    When Dorothy fed the chicks at about 6:30AM, there were 3 chicks and 1 egg. The eggshell was there at that time. At 11:19AM it looked like Dorothy tucked in an un-hatched egg.

  5. Jonion 28 Apr 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Aww–Congratulations, Dorothy and E2–little miracles!!

  6. Michelle, Colorado Springs, COon 28 Apr 2012 at 12:38 pm

    This is so wonderful! :) Smiling from ear to ear and patientyly waiting to see if the 4th egg hatches and for a view of these cuties. Thanks for the update and pics Kate. :)

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