Finally! After keep us all waiting, our first peregrine chick of the 2016 hatched out around 5pm this evening.
The video below was captured by one of our regular webcam-watchers, Wendy Bartter, to whom many thanks for uploading.
We had been hearing the faint cheeping of the unhatched chick on and off throughout the day. And, as so often happens, many of you were watching and caught the moment, whilst others (like us here at peregrine towers) missed it!
The screenshots below were also captured by our webcam watchers, and posted to our Flickr goup.
(Note: All our webcam images are freely provided under a Creative Commons CC by 3.0 licence, and this includes images subsequently posted to Flickr)
|Two chicks, captured on the webcams at 08:45, Wed 4th May. |
Note the broken eggshell fragment in the right-hand corner