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Jul 31 2008

What to my wondering eyes should appear…

Published by under Doves & Chickens

…but two pigeons in the Pitt peregrines’ nest box!

Based on the time stamp on this photo, the pigeons showed up in Dorothy and E2’s nest only 20 minutes after I posted my blog about pigeon overpopulation yesterday.

Do they have ESP?  Did they read my blog and decide to make a point?  Did they get the feeling they ought to put in a defiant appearance?

Obviously the peregrines weren’t paying attention.  They’ve been napping a lot because they’re molting.

Yesterday at lunch my friend Karen and I saw Dorothy and E2 perched in nooks on the edge of the 32nd floor, facing the wall, their backs to the world.  I guess if you’re at the top of the food chain you can turn your back to the world with confidence.

No need to worry the peregrines will go hungry.  They can have breakfast in bed if they want!

(photo from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

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