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First fluffball – hatching has commenced

Updated 11:25 a.m.

The female allowed brief views of what she is concealing and protecting this morning.   There is now (finally) at least one chick, or eyas.  The female was observed eating the shell of the egg that hatched, which is typical.  To go to the LIVE! webcam, click HERE.

Peregrine eyas
The first Peregrine Falcon eyas is barely visible in this photo.  It is indeed just a little fluffball next to the egg on the left.  The partial eggshell is on the right.
A better view of the first eyas. A second egg also appears to be hatching.
Another shot.
One more.

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About Joel Jorgensen

Joel Jorgensen is a Nebraska native and he has been interested in birds just about as long as he has been breathing. He has been NGPC’s Nongame Bird Program Manager for eight years and he works on a array of monitoring, research, regulatory and conservation issues. Nongame birds are the 400 or so species that are not hunted and include the Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon. When not working, he enjoys birding.

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