As of the end of the day on Monday there still appeared to be no hatch. Once the chick breaks through the shell it can actually take quite a long time for it to actually emerge. The chick will need to slowly peck its way around the circumference of the egg to create an exit--this can take as much as a day or two. There is still no cause for alarm. They are significantly behind last year---but remember, they as laid their eggs later than last year. I suspect we are looking more towards the end of the week.
WATCH LIVE VIDEO: Raptor Cam
PHOTOS: Adults tend the eggs
For those interested in learning more about urban birds of prey, come to my talk at the Mission Theater tonight on urban Peregrine Falcons.
Visions of things to come--Nestlings from the first year of Raptor Cam. Note the plastic bag in the background. Apparently they have always had a predilection for plastic bags. It is not uncommon for birds to incorporate garbage into their nests. It can however cause a variety of problems.....
By Dieter Waiblinger