Last night, I watched the Waukegan web cam until it got too dark to see. I thought I saw maybe a hint of white fluff indicating a chick, but then realized it had been a trick of the gloom. Still all eggs in the nest.
I got in to work to find an email from Mary saying that she’d checked the camera at first light of morning and a chick had hatched!
It looks like the Waukegan nest takes the prize for first hatching again this year. Those are some early birds!