First chick at Manton Bay

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!

First views of the Manton Bay chick this morning

3 responses to “First chick at Manton Bay”

  1. Mike Simmonds

    Congratulations to all.

  2. Dee Ewing

    Fantastic! I was watching on and off yesterday and was hoping it would happen live today but never mind as long as it is ok that is all that matters!

  3. Rosie Shields

    I knew that would happen! I was watching the webcam last night until it went off and the female kept looking down and was shuffling about – the little chick had no consideration for us watchers by waiting until after “lights out” before putting in an appearance! I hope we will soon be able to see him/her putting 5R’s fishing skills to good use and growing strong.