Richmond Falcon Cam

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hatched!

At least one of the eggs has hatched and second has pipped. The 1st egg hatched at about 6:30pm, and a good sized hole was seen in a second egg at 8:05pm. Pipping is the process by which the chick begins to pecks a hole in the egg. By tomorrow morning we should have at least two falcon chicks, called eyases. The female is keeping both the new hatcling and the remianing eggs well protected. Note the empty eggshell in this photo!