Brilliant news this morning! The first chick hatched at the Manton Bay nest overnight.
The first signs came just before 6pm yesterday evening when a hole appeared in one of the eggs. By dark, little had changed, but we were confident that the chick would be out of the shell by the time the camera came on at 6am this morning. And that’s exactly what happened. Here’s a video of the moment we saw the chick for the first time. Brilliant!
The chick will grown in strength during the day – and, with a bit of luck, we should see it being fed for the first time a bit later on. Keep watching the webcam!