The first peregrine falcon chick of the year has hatched this morning, in Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building.
The chick’s parents, a pair of peregrine falcons flew into the Newton building more than 20 years ago, and have been a permanent fixture ever since.
The falcons have laid four eggs in total with three more yet to hatch.
Eagle-eyed viewers first spotted the chick morning on Twitter.
NTU has since partnered with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to help protect the species.
They are yet to graduate from NTU as they are back every year to lay their eggs.
Cameras were installed in 2012 to watch the nest, which has since amassed a global audience, appearing on BBC Breakfast, becoming a social media phenomenon.
A live stream of a falcon’s nest in the centre of Nottingham has been viewed a million times. Erin McDaid from the Nottingham Wildlife Trust tells #BBCBreakfast why it’s been so popular.https://t.co/nzSiCNYG2K pic.twitter.com/D0Ex5qVBhY
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) May 10, 2021