Jun 22 2008
The young peregrines have flown at both Gulf Tower and Pitt. The nests are empty and the falconcams have nothing to show except gravel and old feathers.
The only way to get a peregrine fix is to visit downtown or the Cathedral of Learning and try to find them flying. But even a visit to their homes doesn’t guarantee seeing them because they doze in hiding places when it’s hot.
In about a month they’ll leave Pittsburgh and the season will be truly over.
If you’re like me, you miss the falconcams. Fortunately the National Aviary has come up with an elegant solution: a slideshow of nesting season highlights. The slideshow for University of Pittsburgh nest is already posted.
I hear the Gulf Tower season highlights will be coming soon.
p.s. The bird pictured here on June 9th is the juvenile female peregrine from Pitt. By that date both her brothers had fledged but she had not. She flew soon after this. Meanwhile she used her free time to explore the camera.