Jun 07 2011
If you’re wondering where the peregrine family lives at the Gulf Tower in downtown Pittsburgh, Sharon Leadbitter sent some helpful photos.
Sharon spent several hours on the top level of the Greyhound Bus station on Sunday afternoon waiting for some action from the Gulf Tower peregrines. It was hot, the sun was in her face, and peregrines were not particularly active.
It was about as exciting as waiting for water to boil, but it was a good opportunity to show the birds’ location.
Her first photo shows the general area to watch.
Her second is a close-up showing two birds, the falconcam on the right and the nestbox on the left. Who knew that a bird can stand between the box and the edge!
During the day the juveniles leave the camera view but as recently as yesterday evening four of the five came home for dinner.
Apparently the “water boils” at dusk.
(building photos by Sharon Leadbitter, peregrine family photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)