Meet the Fourth Chick!
We are excited to report that as of today, May 7th, all of the eggs in the Richmond peregrine falcon nest have hatched!
We were able to confirm that the fourth egg hatched at approximately 5:30 a.m., during which time the adult male was seen feeding four chicks. The chick’s dry appearance suggests that it had hatched sometime overnight when the camera was dark, similar to the hatching of the first two eggs.
The fourth egg hatching is a particularly momentous occasion as it marks the first time in more than ten years that the Richmond site has had four chicks at once! We hope you enjoy watching their development throughout the course of the next few weeks and we will continue reporting in regularly with status updates!