Four falcon chicks hatch in Glasgow University tower after nail-biting few months

The chicks hatching in the tower.
The chicks hatching in the tower. -Credit:Glasgow Peregrine Project

Four falcon chicks have hatched in a tower at Glasgow University.

The RSPB Glasgow has been carefully monitoring the progress of the Peregrine falcon eggs in the past months after the bird nested in the Gilbert Scott Tower.

Now, the final chick has greeted the world, with all four appearing to be doing well. The new family are now being studied by the RSPB, The Scottish Ornithologists' Club and University of Glasgow who have formed the Glasgow Peregrine Project.

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Sharing the exciting news, the RSPB wrote: "After a nail-biting couple of days due to a technical issue with one of our Peregrine nest cams, we can finally confirm that our 4th Peregrine egg has hatched, and all 4 chicks seem to be doing well! Hurrah!

"The first egg laid this year (which had a distinctive dark spot) seems to have been the last to hatch.

"RSPB Scotland, The Scottish Ornithologists' Club and University of Glasgow are working together as the Glasgow Peregrine Project to study how this pair have adapted to city life, and to raise awareness about these wonderful birds of prey."

The Glasgow Peregrine Project added: "Good people of Glasgow, you are now the proud owners of four little Peregrine chicks! The fantastic story of this remarkable pair saw the last egg hatch safely. Both parents are sharing the brooding duties whilst getting out to hunt for their voracious chicks!"

A very warm welcome to the world to these new chicks!

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