Jun 15 2009
That’s what this young peregrine falcon seems to be saying to her sister. They were hanging out on the 25th floor ledge at the Cathedral of Learning last week waiting for food deliveries from their parents. Kimberly Thomas was able to see them from the 27th floor so she took their picture, though from afar.
It’s been hard to get a good look at the Pitt peregrines ever since they fledged. They’re still on campus at dawn and dusk but they usually perch high on the Cathedral of Learning and can only be seen with binoculars. If you work in the building the peregrines are sometimes just outside your window. Oh how lucky!
This week the juveniles will explore Oakland. Today at lunch I found only one young peregrine on the Cathedral of Learning but on my way back to work I found the other three – plus their father - chasing each other around the steeples of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Peregrines in training!
(photo by Kimberly Thomas)