Apr 30 2008
Now that the eggs are hatching at University of Pittsburgh, we have two sets of hungry baby peregrines.
On the left:
At Gulf Tower, Tasha2 stopped brooding the chicks long enough for Barbara Simon to capture two good photos.
In the first picture, you can see the two unhatched eggs on the gravel next to the two chicks. The chicks certainly have grown! These two eggs will not hatch at this point and will eventually be moved aside by the adult birds.
In the second picture, Louie brings food for the family. He will tear it into tiny pieces and drop it into the chick’s mouths.
E2 watches from the perch while Dorothy brings food to their first chick.
Click on the photo to see a slide show of Dorothy, E2 and their first nestling of 2008.
You can watch both webcams at the National Aviary website.
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