Well, even though it seemed against the odds, the 4th egg did hatch! Scout and Orville have a full clutch of 4 chicks as of around 7 p.m. last night, 5/14/08. (Thanks to Mary Anne who sent this photo. It lacks the time/date stamp because she saved the image right from the streaming video .)
Everything looks great in the nest. Names will be submitted through a contest held at a local school. Next week a panel will narrow the list of names submitted down to a smaller group that will appear as a webpoll on our website - so, all the falconcam fans out there will be able to vote on their choice of the names for this year's Columbus falcon chicks. The kids who submit the names that ultimately win will be invited to the banding, date to be announced. Stay tuned...!