Apr 19 2017

We Have a Pip at the Gulf Tower

Published by at 7:15 am under Nesting & Courtship,Peregrines

Dori at the Gulf Tower peregrine nest showing an egg with a pip (photo from the National Aviary falconcam)

Dori at the Gulf Tower peregrine nest showing an egg with a pip (photo from the National Aviary falconcam)

At 7:17am this morning, 19 April 2017, Dori turned the eggs at the Gulf Tower peregrine nest and revealed a pip in one of them.

Watch for Dori and Louie’s eggs to hatch in the next 24 to 48 hours at the National Aviary falconcam at the Gulf Tower.


(snapshot from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)

p.s. Don’t confuse this mother peregrine at the Gulf Tower with Hope at the Cathedral of Learning nest.  Dori is an excellent mother and has never killed her young. Hope, the female peregrine at Pitt, killed and ate two of her chicks last year.

p.p.s. First hatch at 9:08a (approximately).

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “We Have a Pip at the Gulf Tower”

  1. Pa Galon 19 Apr 2017 at 8:28 am

    What exciting news! Thanks for the update, Kate.

  2. Sherylon 19 Apr 2017 at 8:54 am

    This looks like it could be a good year for Peregrines in this area (fingers crossed). Hoping for success for the Pitt Peregrines as well.

  3. Michelle Oon 19 Apr 2017 at 9:01 am

    Hatching at Gulf Tower

  4. Jennieon 19 Apr 2017 at 9:04 am

    And there it is! 🙂

  5. Mary Ann Pikeon 19 Apr 2017 at 9:07 am

    The egg has broken open and the chick is visible! Yay Dori! Hope all eggs hatch as well as the first.

  6. Debbie Kon 19 Apr 2017 at 9:19 am

    We have a little one!! Haven’t seen it yet, but there is half an egg shell by Dori.

  7. Sherylon 19 Apr 2017 at 9:43 am

    Finally got to see a successful hatching live! Welcome little one!

  8. Nancy Speraon 19 Apr 2017 at 9:44 am

    Just saw the little one!!

  9. Claireon 19 Apr 2017 at 10:32 am

    And Wild Earth has no archives for today for Gulf 🙁

  10. Karenon 19 Apr 2017 at 11:01 am

    How protective are male peregrines of their chicks? If Terzo was incubating the nest when a chick came out of the egg, would he fight Hope if she swooped down and tried to eat it?

  11. Kate St. Johnon 19 Apr 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Karen, male & female peregrines cooperate at the nest. They do not swoop at their mates.

  12. Sue ramseyon 19 Apr 2017 at 11:32 am

    Such great news for those of us who love these awsome birds. Hopefully no nest drama this year and we can all enjoy watching as the little ones grow and eventually fledge.

  13. Kate St. Johnon 19 Apr 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Sue, there is no drama at this nest (Gulf Tower). I think you’re remembering the Cathedral of Learning nest last year.

  14. Karenon 19 Apr 2017 at 11:36 am

    Dori left the nest, you can see a pip in egg 2 🙂 11:34am

  15. Luannon 19 Apr 2017 at 11:37 am

    There’s another pip at 11:31.

  16. Joannon 19 Apr 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Louie is in the nest trying to get Dorie to leave at 1:15 PM EST. They are having a bit of a discussion about that as Dorie doesn’t seem to want to get up from the scrape.

  17. Susanon 19 Apr 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Will they eventually band the chicks at the Gulf Tower like they do at the Cathedral?

  18. Kate St. Johnon 19 Apr 2017 at 4:15 pm


  19. Joannon 19 Apr 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I see another egg with a pip on it so we may have another hatch soon-6:46 PM EST.

  20. Bethany Kargeron 19 Apr 2017 at 8:51 pm

    How is anyone seeing any of this? Every time I come in, there’s no service.

  21. Kate St. Johnon 19 Apr 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Bethany, I don’t know the answer but you might try the link provided in the blog just in case it works better.

  22. Joannon 19 Apr 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Not sure because the night camera is on but it looks like she is eating a shell so perhaps another chick was born. it’s 9:51 PM EST Wed. night

  23. Nancy Son 19 Apr 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Bethany, are you using Google Chrome for your browser? Chrome doesn’t work for me, it shows an error message when trying to load the video. I have better luck with Microsoft Edge.

  24. Tomon 20 Apr 2017 at 6:31 am

    Like Bethany, I also get an error message.

  25. Kate St. Johnon 20 Apr 2017 at 6:41 am

    Tom, see Nancy S’s comment

  26. Karenon 20 Apr 2017 at 10:04 am

    2nd Gulf chick spotted at 10am this morning

  27. LuAnnon 20 Apr 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Not sure, but#3 may have hatched at 12:27.

  28. Donnaon 20 Apr 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Regarding trouble viewing the streaming camera, I use Google Chrome and have no problem. But you must make sure any ad blocking software you may have is disabled.

  29. LuAnnon 20 Apr 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Just saw 3 babies at 13:04.

  30. Maryon 20 Apr 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I saw it, too! #3!
    I can still clearly see one more egg. What about #5? Is there a second egg still under Mama? I can’t see it. I do see an egg or shell off to the left. I hope that’s the shell I saw yesterday from #1

  31. Luannon 20 Apr 2017 at 3:51 pm

    15:51 you can see all3 babies! So cute!

  32. Maggieon 21 Apr 2017 at 4:41 pm

    It looks like another egg hatching 4:41pm Friday 4/21

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