First Peregrine Egg Hatched at Pitt!

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 thoughts on “First Peregrine Egg Hatched at Pitt!

  1. 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. 🙁

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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