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Fourth and Final(?) Egg…

  • March 27th, 2023
An image of a peregrine falcon and her fourth egg

The female falcon inspects the fourth egg before maneuvering it into place alongside the other three eggs.

Just after noon on 3/27 the fourth egg was laid! Assuming this is the last egg in the clutch, we can expect hatching to begin sometime between April 26th and April 28th.

Five-egg clutches are relatively uncommon in peregrines but not out of the realm of possibility. The original Richmond falcon pair, which nested downtown from 2003 to 2016, had only one 5-egg clutch during their tenure. If a fifth egg is on the way, falcon fans can expect to see it laid sometime within the next 48-72 hours.