The hatch at Big Bear is official. Jackie sees her baby for the first time.
3 March 2022
At 15:40 Jackie reluctantly gave up incubating their egg and just about to hatch chick for a much needed break.
That strong little chick is now making its way into the world as proud Papa, Shadow, oversees the action!
You can watch this amazing moment – when Jackie returns – to see her baby along with 8, 165 other souls by going to this streaming cam:
Tears. This chick is not fully hatched but nearly there. So happy for Shadow and Jackie and thankful to the Friends of Big Bear Valley for their streaming cam.
UPDATE: Jackie and Shadow’s chick hatched at 16:14 Pacific Time 4 March. Shadow was on the nest!!!
Jackie sees her baby for the first time as Shadow reluctantly gives up brooding. Congratulations, Jackie and Shadow.