Apr 27 2012

First Peregrine Egg Hatched at Pitt!

Published by at 6:45 am under Peregrines

Here’s the first baby picture of Dorothy and E2’s first hatchling of 2012.  The chick is still pink and damp from the egg.


I was able to capture this second photo before Dorothy began to brood (cover the chick to keep it warm).  Notice that another egg has a pip.  Second chick is coming soon.

Happy birthday, baby bird!  27 April 2012, 6:39am.


Later, 7:13am:  A first look at the chick’s face.  He’s already becoming fluffy white.


Later, 8:05am:   E2 comes to meet the first baby.


Dorothy and E2 confer:  Should E2 go find food yet?   (Yes.)


A good view of the chick as E2 leaves.  The “egg” against the back wall is the chick’s empty shell, pushed aside.

Click the photo credit link below to watch live video from the nest!

(photo from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “First Peregrine Egg Hatched at Pitt!”

  1. Donnaon 27 Apr 2012 at 7:12 am

    What a great way to start the day!

  2. Donnaon 27 Apr 2012 at 7:21 am

    A hotspot has been created 🙂

  3. Donnaon 27 Apr 2012 at 7:32 am

    From the other Donna, Whoo Hoo, congrats. I sure wish Beauty would find a mate and have babies this year. Not looking good for her. 🙁

  4. Susan Sorensenon 27 Apr 2012 at 7:33 am

    So been waiting for this!! Congrats Dorothy and E2!

  5. Jennieon 27 Apr 2012 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for the wonderful news, Kate. Great hotspots, Donna.

  6. Margeon 27 Apr 2012 at 9:26 am

    Congratulations to the happy/proud parents — keep that baby warm on this cold day…many happy days to come, Baby Peregrine. Thanks for keeping us always updated, Kate.

  7. Gailon 27 Apr 2012 at 10:29 am


  8. Johnon 27 Apr 2012 at 11:22 am

    Mazel Tov, Kate!

  9. Peteron 27 Apr 2012 at 11:24 am

    Woohoo! Earlier than I was expecting. Just hope this still leaves me time to finish my thesis before fledge watch. I’d hate to miss it this year.

  10. Kate St. Johnon 27 Apr 2012 at 11:30 am

    Peter, Dorothy thinks you don’t need those 2 extra days spent on your thesis. 🙂

  11. Michelle, Colorado Springs, COon 27 Apr 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Yay! Finally the wait is partially over as we wait for the next 2 to hatch. More wonderful news Kate. Great pics also. Thanks. 🙂

  12. Kathyon 27 Apr 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Well, I guess there was a pip or two then yesterday!!! This is such exciting news. Congratulations Pitt!!!

  13. Sharion 27 Apr 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I love watching these birds. Harrisburg birds and I miss the gulf birds but i am looking for updated.

  14. John Englishon 27 Apr 2012 at 4:41 pm

    w00t w00t! Of course I was at work :-/ But now I have the weekend to watch. She was earlier than all our predictions! See you all in Falconuts or in chat

  15. Peteron 27 Apr 2012 at 4:47 pm

    There just might be three now. Definitely the second came about 10 minutes ago.

  16. Nellie Curranon 27 Apr 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Just got on to night. What good news! 3 in one day! Good luck with the last one.

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