Falcon chick hatches on webcam atop Winnipeg hotel
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.
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.