And at 10:02:38 the second eyas broke through its shell. Mum picked through the yolk and it is right in the middle of her breast.
Now she is looking around for Dad to tell him all the good news if he doesn’t know already.
One of the things I find fascinating about falcons (all birds that I know) is that they talk to the chicks encouraging them to hatch. That coupled with hearing the peeps from their siblings must be invigorating.
Let us hope the other two are out by noon. It could certainly happen.
Wait, are there three now? That one egg was pretty smushed. Oh, gosh. It could be. We will wait to be sure.
Meanwhile there has been a feeding at the Port Lincoln Osprey Barge. Dad was taking a fish to the nest around 7:25. The camera was focused on the ropes so it was hard to tell. By 7:48:46, the trio had small crops. (The fish did not look huge).
The babies are so sweet with their big feet, fat little bottoms and tails that are beginning to grow.
Wow. It is an absolutely great morning down in Australia. How could it be any better?
Well, it just did. I heard Mom talking to Dad and she is letting him brood and incubate while she takes a break. Way to go!
Looking forward to the next two confirmed hatches at Collins Street. Tomorrow they will be soft and fluffy with little pink beaks and feet! Adorable. I cannot wait.
Meanwhile, you can check it out yourself on YouTube. If you have never watched peregrine falcon eyases eat and grow, then I encourage you to do so.
Bye everyone,. Thanks for joining me on this very short announcement. Stay safe.
Thank you to the following for their streaming cams where I get my screen shots: Port Lincoln Osprey Project and 367 Collins Street Falcons by Mirvac.