Sunday, 4 May 2008

Second Peregrine Chick Hatches

It comes to something when you have to send viewers over to Holland to see pictures of our second chick hatching!!!

But earlier on we could do no better than to refer you to the latest entry of Froona's Blog who, like many thousands of you today, is clearly keeping a close eye on events on the ancient tower of Derby Cathedral. The second chick appeared sometime around 17:30 BST (local UK time) - so we're now doing as well as we were this time last year when we also had two chicks and two eggs that never made it.
Eventually we managed to capture the series of pictures below which were taken at a changeover around 19:30 local time this eveningDad.
Mum and Dad
Mum and two chicks
Mum and two chicks
Mum settling down to broodEarlier today we were sent a picture of Mum and Dad changing over with junior No 1 surrounded by his/her future brothers or sisters. Sorry I can't credit the person who kindly emailed this in - I'm afraid I had to delete the huge email as it blocked up my Inbox, and then I realised I had no name to thank. Thanks also to Chris and David who also sent shots this evening of the changeover above.
Once again please: NO PICTURES OVER 100Kb! At some point I fear my email system may block up, and I can do nothing until we return to work on Tuesday.
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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sure we all think you are doing a brilliant job. Mum has the older chick under her right wing the younger under her left and has an egg in the centre which she has just been checking. No sign of a pip but I did not get a good look. Here's hoping!!

Anonymous said...

just got an excellent view of both chicks and the remaining 2 eggs as the birds did a change-over. beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Froona is just amazing - but I wonder if she can ever get away from her PC. Every time I look at the webcam, mother peregrine is just sitting very tight keeping her brood/clutch warm. Keep up the great job Froona, well done!
I couldn't keep a close watch because life has intruded too much (rehearsing a Gilbert and Sullivan show that opens on Wednesday)
Sue H, Wendover

Audrey (London UK) said...

Just wonderful!! (Hope you will be doing another DVD, having got the first one, I want to add to my collection).
Here's to number 3 hatching!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I witnessed the changeover at 5:38pm this evening after watching these two sharing the incubation over the past weeks and was delighted to see a chick. It wasn't long afterwards..I didn't note the time, when an eggshell was taken from under the bird and put in front of it. The second had obviously just hatched!! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful sight on a wonderful site. Watching these birds somehow gives me my faith back in humanity.

Anonymous said...

still only 2 chicks fed at 7.50.
remains stashed in corner for later feeding

Anonymous said...

Mum been moving a bit of egg shell was this the piece which was behind her earlier or....

Anonymous said...

Whew...thanks for the close up..I see a broken shell and a few minutes ago she was eating the inside. Maybe a third chick? I am keeping good thoughts. Veronica

tm said...

Here's some pics of the two eyases being fed earlier this morning (5/5/8)

http://tm-telsblog.blogspot.com/

Froona said...

Three eyases!! There are 3!!
Great!!

I'm taking as many pics I can.

Jan, Scotland said...

fantastic news, I couldn't believe my eyes, mum and dad very busy feeding now.

Anonymous said...

JUST SEEN THREE PERFECT EYASES HERES TO NO 4

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is wonderful news. I am capturing pix too. Yippee. Veronica