VIDEO: Webcam-Famous SF Peregrine Falcon Hatches Three Little Baby Birds
There is one and only one good thing about power apocalypse-causing electrical company PG&E. There is a peregrine falcon nest on top of their 77 Beale Street building in San Francisco, and every spring they run a Falcon webcam so you can see the little baby falcons hatch and take their first steps.
And it’s been a busy day on that nest. At about 4:15 Wednesday afternoon, the third little baby falcon hatched (out of this year’s four eggs altogether). “You can only catch a fleeting glimpse,” says zooey91, who runs a YouTube channel dedicated to the falcons. “Val [the mother falcon] shifts around and you can see the white fluffy hatchlings in the foreground. But around the 1:24 mark, behind her to the right, you can see a hatch in progress.”
This comes on the heels of Baby Falcon #2 hatching Wednesday morning, as reported by SFist and seen in the above video, The newly hatched little nipper is not as fluffy as his sibling, because he’s fresh out of the egg and still a little grimy.
And the first of the tiny chirpsters hatched on Tuesday just before 6 p.m. In this case, you can really see the hatching very clearly, and it is the father Cany who is incubating (sitting on them).
You can watch the Falcon nest webcam and see if the fourth egg hatches too. But don’t be freaked out when you see the parent falcons snacking on the egg shells after the babies hatch.