Nearly 13,000 viewers have tuned in since St. Joseph's University trained a webcam in April on a pair of hawks nesting on campus. This week, they got a bonus: chicks.
At least two fuzzy little heads have been spotted in the nest atop a towering pine, next to the pedestrian bridge that arches over City Avenue into Philadelphia.
"The first chick hatched earlier this week (probably Monday) and we think the second hatched yesterday," biology Professor Michael McCann said in an e-mail Thursday. "With luck, there might be a third egg in the nest."
Red-tailed hawks frequently fly over the St. Joseph's campus, thus its mascot and nickname, Hawk Hill. But it's rare for them to nest on campus. Most hawks nest in the wild.