Peregrines hatch: first 2 eggs!

May 1, 2014 in In the Nest Box

Hatching begins after 30+ days when the chicks hammer a hole in the egg with a special “egg tooth” on the end of its beak. ┬áThe chick makes a neat cut all the way around the egg, essentially cutting off the large end of the egg. ┬áThis process may take up to 48 hours and requires a great deal of energy!