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2nd, 3rd and 4th Peregrine Chicks have Hatched at Norwich Cathedral Nestbox

Norwich Peregrines hatch forth and final chick for 2014 at Hawk and Owl Trust Urban Peregrine nest platform at Cathedral

The forth and final egg hatched on Tuesday 29 April at about 11am when the female bird was seen nibbling large pieces of eggshell. However, it took several hours before a visual confirmation of the health of the chick could be established by Hawk and Owl Trust Staff as the female was covering the chicks.

All four chicks revealed as parent flies in to brood them
All four chicks revealed as parent flies in to brood them

All four chicks are revealed as the parent bird returns to nest platform to brood them
‘We are absolutely delighted to confirm that the forth chick has hatched and as far as we can see looks fit and well. The parents birds are very attentive and we now have five weeks of watching these stunning wild creatures grow until they are ready to fledge.’

Leanne Thomas, Education Manager for the Hawk and Owl Trust

Here are some key dates from 2013 and 2014.
Norwich Cathedral Peregrines

2012

Egg Laying
1st 22 March 2012 04 38
2nd 24 March 2012 19 00
3rd 27 March 2012 12 50
4th 30 March 2012 05 53

Hatching
1st 02 May 2012 8 0 41.14 35.83
2nd 02 May 2012 18 50 38.99 36.28
3rd 04 May 2012 13 30 38.06 38.06
4th egg infertile

2013

Egg Laying
1st 21 March 2013 16 17
2nd 24 March 2013 04 55
3rd 26 March 2013 16 47
4th 29 March 2013 06 35

Time of day Laying Incubation days
Event Date hrs mins Interval – days* Since laid** Since 3rd egg from 1st hatch

Hatching

1st 30 April 2013 22 49 40.27 35.25
2nd 01 May 2013 04 00 37.96 35.47
3rd 01 May 2013 17 25 36.03 36.03
4th 02 May 2013 20 26 34.58 37.15

Egg Laying

1st 18 March 2014 15 40
2nd 21 March 2014 000 7 2.377
3rd 23 March 2014 12 09 2.501
4th 26 March 2014 03 30 2.640

Hatching
1st 26 April 2014 19 37 39.19 34.31
2nd 27 April 2014 14 23 0.782 37.59 35.09
3rd 27 April 2014 17 33 0.132 35.22 35.22
4th 29 April 2014 11 18

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