Falcon chick hatches on webcam atop Winnipeg hotel

Princess and Smiley, a peregrine falcon pair nesting downtown atop the Radisson Hotel, welcomed their first hatchling on Wednesday.
Princess snuggles in with her chick on Wednesday. (CBC falcon cam)

There's a new baby falcon in Winnipeg.

Princess and Smiley, a peregrine falcon pair nesting downtown atop the Radisson Hotel, welcomed their first hatchling on Wednesday.

Princess looks after her eggs earlier this week in a nest box on the roof of the Radisson Hotel. (CBC falcon cam)
The downy-white chick is the first of four eggs to hatch.

Various pairs of peregrines have been nesting on the Radisson since 1989 and since 2006 live-streaming cameras have been set up near the nesting box so Manitobans and people from around the world can watch the chicks hatch and grow.

The peregrine falcon is considered the fastest creature on Earth, reaching speeds of more than 300 km/h in a dive.

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