Mar 19 2008
Pigeons nest on cliffs just like peregrines so they’re used to having predators nearby but this is way too close. I’ve never seen a live pigeon in the peregrines’ nest, so what’s up?
I have a theory.
Last year the University of Pittsburgh cleaned the Cathedral of Learning and found pigeon nests in every nook and cranny. When the cleaning was finished they pigeon-proofed the building with netting and spikes. This spring the pigeons have far fewer places to nest so this pair is desperate enough to try the beautiful nest ledge provided for the peregrines.
If you click on the pigeon picture you’ll see a slideshow of the pigeon and his lady checking out the area. They leave abruptly when… Well, you just have to see the slideshow.