Mar 20 2011

Fourth Egg at Pitt

Published by at 9:01 pm under Peregrines


Dorothy laid her fourth egg tonight just before 9:00pm.

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Update, Monday March 21, 9:00am:  This morning, Dorothy and E2 bowed over their four eggs.

Update: Monday March 21 at 4:00pm: It’s warm today & the wind picked up just after 1:30pm so Dorothy came off the nest and she and E2 did some beautiful courtship flying.  E2 was particularly spectacular, making close sweeps past the building, flipping upside down, kiting above the CL.  Sometimes he would kite, then flip over like a leaf and dive incredibly fast down the wind, descending from 500 feet high to 200 feet in seconds.  Wow!

(photos from the National Aviary webcam at Univeristy of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning)

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6 Responses to “Fourth Egg at Pitt”

  1. Donnaon 20 Mar 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I was watching her shake her booty to lay this one!

  2. John Englishon 20 Mar 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I was there “egging” her on :-) Great way to end the day!

  3. Jennieon 20 Mar 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Wonderful! The season is off to a great start. Thanks, Kate.

  4. Nellie Curranon 20 Mar 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I also saw this one arrive at 8:58pm. Good work Dorothy!

  5. Kathyon 20 Mar 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Aren’t they beautiful!!!

    I was watching earlier and thought that it may happen, but I missed it!

  6. Donnaon 21 Mar 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Sounds like E2 is quite the show-off! Hope we can see some of his stunts during fledge-watch!

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