Jan 02 2011

King of The Roof

Published by at 7:30 am under Peregrines


Sharon Leadbitter looked outside her downtown office window on New Year’s Eve and saw a peregrine falcon perched on the Koppers Building roof.  Fortunately she had her camera with her.

Based on his size, she thinks this is Louie.  How nice to see him so close!

Thanks for sharing, Sharon.

(photo by Sharon Leadbitter)

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8 Responses to “King of The Roof”

  1. Gintarason 02 Jan 2011 at 11:12 am

    Very nice…Hard to get close to peregrines, closest I’ve got to peregrine falcon was in pretty bad day, not good light for my 70-300 lense:
    see below

  2. Gintarason 02 Jan 2011 at 11:14 am

    oops….

    http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/gbmax/PEREGRINE%20FALCON_5-6-2010/P5068395_1.jpg

    http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/gbmax/PEREGRINE%20FALCON_5-6-2010/P5068394_1.jpg

    http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/gbmax/PEREGRINE%20FALCON_5-6-2010/P5068390_1.jpg

    http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/gbmax/PEREGRINE%20FALCON_5-6-2010/P5068392_1.jpg

    http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/gbmax/PEREGRINE%20FALCON_5-6-2010/P5068382_1.jpg

    http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/gbmax/PEREGRINE%20FALCON_5-6-2010/P5068379_1.jpg

  3. Sharon Leadbitteron 02 Jan 2011 at 11:18 am

    Well actually it’s thanks to the 10x digital zoom ….. but it is always a thrill to see them next door to me

  4. John Englishon 02 Jan 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Awesome! I continue to see a peregrine perched on a lightpost on the Forest Hills side of the Westinghouse Bridge. Can’t stop to take a pic without causing a major accident :-/ Maybe I’ll grab a passenger and see if they can get a photo.

    Akela

  5. Steve-oon 02 Jan 2011 at 9:59 pm

    wow, nice pics Gintaras

  6. Nellie Curranon 03 Jan 2011 at 11:50 am

    Great pictures! So nice to see that they are around!

  7. SueGon 05 Jan 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Drove through Youngstown on Rt 680 yesterday and saw a peregrine on a lightpost close to the highway. Learned that there is a nesting site not too far from there, so I wasn’t seeing things!

  8. Kate St. Johnon 06 Jan 2011 at 7:06 am

    Youngstown is a good place to see peregrines. One of the offspring from the Pitt nest (Stammy) is the father bird at Youngstown. Here’s a blog about that nesting pair: http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/2009/08/06/concentrate/

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