Chichester peregrine chicks to be named after Harry and Megan's son

The day-old Chichester peregrine falcon chicks are to be named after the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also born this week.

Thursday, 9th May 2019, 3:56 pm
A screen shot from the live stream. Find the link at the bottom of the story.

The first egg hatched at around 8.30am yesterday, a second at 4am today followed by the third five hours later at 9am.

The fourth egg is expected to hatch within 48 hours.

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She said: "We have three very healthy ones and no reason to believe the other one won't be as well.

"I was absolutely over the moon — it was such a dodgy start in the first place because we were worried they wouldn't take to the nest but it has been amazing."

Watch a live stream from the nest hereThe male and female peregrines living on the cathedral are named Maverick and Mrs M after the character from the 1986 action film, Top Gun, because the Shaw's are self-confessed fanatics.

A screen shot from the live stream. Find the link at the bottom of the story.

Observers should be able to see the chicks flying within six weeks and may spot them making short trips around the spire.