Class of 2015!

Yes, 2015… Patuxent Wildlife Research Center’s Sharon Peregoy reports they had their first chick hatch this past Sunday. Additionally, two more eggs had pipped and were expected to hatch Monday evening or by yesterday morning.

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  1. Jeannie Ulrich May 6, 2015 7:37 pm

    Yipee! We begin again. Can’t wait to see them! Thanks Patuxent and OM. <3

  2. Margie Tomlinson May 6, 2015 2:13 pm

    YAY!!! The little ones have started to arrive! Just waiting for the photos, now, and hope all will do well. Thank you, OM!

  3. Marilyn May 6, 2015 11:29 am

    thank you, Heather. Are there other eggs that may hatch yet (in addition to these 3)? Otherwise, class of 2015 would be only 3 chicks.

    • Heather Ray May 6, 2015 3:47 pm

      Yes there will be others.

  4. Marilyn May 6, 2015 10:27 am

    So exciting! Is Patuxent the sole place where chicks are hatched, or are there other eggs (chicks) from other places that will become part of the class of 2015?

    • Heather Ray May 6, 2015 10:55 am

      There are five captive breeding centers in North America. However, Patuxent hatches the eggs/chicks that take part in the Parent Rearing program, as well as the aircraft-guided release method and the Louisiana non-migratory flock.

  5. Dorothy N May 6, 2015 9:29 am

    Whooo-hooo!!! Welcome to the first-born class of 2015 chick!! Photos, please.

  6. ffmn May 6, 2015 9:24 am

    Ohhh. Whoopee…. Looking sooooo forward!!!

  7. Mollie Cook May 6, 2015 9:14 am

    Very exciting! OM needs more drama right?

  8. Bobbie May 6, 2015 8:16 am

    Happy Birthday Chick #1 Class of 2015!

  9. Mindy May 6, 2015 7:41 am

    Oh my….Exciting news! Thank you Heather

  10. Patti May 6, 2015 7:36 am

    WHOOP!!! New babies arriving:) Can’t wait to see them and know how many will be in OM’s class, this year! Welcome to the world babies <3