Oct 04 2008

Any excuse to talk about peregrines

Published by at 7:20 am under Peregrines

E2 gazes from the Cathedral of Learning, June 2008 (photo by Richard Tourville)I don’t know about you but I’m going through peregrine falcon withdrawal.

It’s not that the peregrines at University of Pittsburgh have left their territory.  Far from it!   I saw Dorothy and E2 perched on the Cathedral of Learning just yesterday.  They stay here all winter because there’s enough to eat.

No, I’m in withdrawal because they’re far less active and interesting in autumn than during the breeding season.  Though I see them nearly every day, they’re just sitting around.  They don’t stay busy without babies to feed.

So I offer this:  a photo of E2 taken by Richard Tourville last June when the nestlings fledged.   I like this picture because it’s what a peregrine might look like on a cloudy October morning.  

Perhaps I should go over to Pitt and see…

 

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  1. Kathy McCharenon 07 Oct 2008 at 8:29 am

    Thanks, Kate, for your peregrine post. I still check your blog everyday to see if there’s any peregrine news. Kathy

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