26 April 2021
When Morela feeds her chicks at the Pitt peregrine nest she puts her back to the streaming falconcam and often blocks our view. The snapshot camera provides closeups from another angle.
The slideshow above shows last night’s feeding at 25 April 2021, 6:04pm in snapshots, each 15 seconds apart.
It begins with Ecco brooding the chicks after handing off food to Morela. Morela returns to feed them and takes away the leftovers when the feeding is done. Ecco broods again briefly, Morela returns.
Number of chicks as of 26 April 2021, 7:19am: At this moment it looks like the fourth egg has not hatched. Since it was scored around the outside last evening I expected it to be open by now … but what do I know? Keep an eye on it today.
Watch the live action on the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh.
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)