Hatch in progress for Xavier and Diamond

Around 03:54 on 8 October a definite peep was heard. Around that time Diamond raised up and a clear crack could be seen in the shell. I am told that it takes about 4 hours from that point for the chick to fully emerge.

I know that so many of you have waited patiently – like I have – for this hatch. Xavier and Diamond are much loved falcons by people around the world. Last year they parented the single hatch, Izzi. Izzi brought so much joy around the world. He was quite the character. I hope that this year they have three successful hatches and fledges! That would be terrific.

Diamond and the chick are working hard. This one could be out sooner!

Here is the link to the streaming cam so you do not miss a thing!

I will keep you posted on the progress. This is so exciting!

Thank you to Charles Sturt University at Orange and the Falcon Cam as well as Cilla Kinross, the primary researcher for the streaming cam where I took my screen shots.

Featured Image: Xavier examining the eggs two days ago, getting ready to incubate.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thank you Mary Ann! So happy to hear this! Looking forward to the next post from you. Thanks for the link also!

    1. You are welcome. I don’t know if you follow Falcons but, like the Albatross, there is never, normally any upsetting news. Eyases hatch close together so no rivalry. All fledge. The only distressing moments can be when prey is brought in. At 367 Collins it is normally pigeons but parrots are the pigeons of rural Australia. The view should be better once the night lens is off!

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