Monday 24 June 2013

Hatch of the Day

Chick starts hatching on Sunday (Bex Outram)

...and finally hatches (Bex Outram)

A proud parent with its new born chick (Bex Outram)

Our view this morning on Monday...looking healthy (David Kinchin-smith)

Visitors enjoying the moment the chick hatched

Monday 24th June comments: It’s hatched! On Sunday our ‘Puffin cam’ pair, who have been incubating their egg for 39 days, finally welcomed their chick into the world! With the help of some swish technology, we have been beaming live images of the incubating Puffins to screens in the visitor centre on Inner Farne ever since.

Having been incubating since 15th May (when we caught the egg laying moment on camera), the birds have been diligently sitting, and finally on Sunday afternoon, the egg began to hatch. After nearly six hours, the youngster was out and the proud parents have now got a young puffling to tend for.

Over the next 40 days, the adults will rear the chick and we’ll see it all (and we’ll bring you all the highlights as the chick grows up). Its exciting times on the Farnes as this week will also see the arrival of the Farne flock….but that’s another story….

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