Our prediction was correct; we switched the Manton Bay camera on at 6am this morning to find that the third chick had hatched overnight! It was still very weak, and our best guess is that it didn’t emerge out of the shell until around 5am. Here’s the moment we saw all three chicks together for the first time. There is a small Perch on the side of the nest, so the youngest memeber of the fmaily should get its first meal this morning.
It will have been a restless night for the chicks’ mother and she’s been snoozing on the nest on and off for the past hour or so. We’ll update you with more news later in the day, but in the meantime, you can watch it all on the webcam.