Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Hawk update: Second one has hatched

5 p.m. I just saw both of the chicks, wriggling and wobbling, for several minutes before the female got back on the nest. Amazing.

Hawk update: Second one has hatched

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5 p.m. I just saw both of the chicks, wriggling and wobbling, for several minutes before the female got back on the nest. Amazing.  

1 p.m.: Another photo has arrived. I think I can see the second hatchling.  For those watching and trying to sort out who's who, the male hawk is smaller and darker than the female.

Update shortly after noon. Franklin Institute has sent over a still of the first hatchling...an eyas is what a hawk chick is called. I'll attach it here.

Update just before noon: Franklin Institute confirms second is hatching. he parent is sitting tight. Tough to get a good view. But it's great to see the viewership rising. Nearly 1,000 people tuned into the drama!

11 a.m. The parent has been restless, and I just got a glimpse of the hatchling, kind of sitting in a half shell, whiteish.

Here's an earlier story about the hawk nest, when the eggs were first laid.

 

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