Last month we posted about the peregrine webcam set up on a nest box on top of the elevator run by our local farm co-op. We got a propapne delivery yesterday and the driver told me that the first egg had hatched. I checked in on the webcam today just in time to see one of the birds fly in to feed the young one!
Here’s a link to the webcam if you’d like to check them out yourself. There are still three more eggs in the nest. We hope to see more hatch soon.
In dog-related news young Audie has been bringing me bits of eggshell he finds from nests in the woods around our house. He has such a soft mouth he can carry eggs (he did bring me one tiny, blue, unhatched egg) without breaking them. Last week he also brought me a dead sparrow he found on our porch. He carried with such care that I think if it had still been alive it could have flown away after he gave it to me. Here’s a picture of him holding it gently by little more than its feathers.