!!! Oshawa Lake Ridge Hospital - First hatch! Hopefully more to come!!

May 22, 2015 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Mark Nash Reports:

May 22nd - 2015
Some great news to report today from Oshawa. The results of my site visit today paid off big time, as we were rewarded with a visual confirmation of the Oshawa Lake Ridge Hospitals newest family member, as the first peregrine hatchling was observed!

A big thank you to Ken and Ernie at the Oshawa Lake Ridge health care centre who were able to accommodate my visit on some rather short notice, but the end of the day visit and distraction yielded some great news and was indeed well spent.

The pictures speak for themselves, as we were able to confirm the one of the four eggs has in fact hatched. While the resident adult male was not present during our short visit, the adult female was in the nest box brooding her new hatchlings while still incubating the other three remaining eggs.

We all have our fingers crossed that the remaining eggs hatch and looking forward to banding!

Congratulations Lake Ridge!!

Stay tuned for further updates and news on a banding date.

You can see the short video I was able to shoot with the wireless camera at:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCSHlNQ5LCbkTPps432yxEaQ