Jun 17 2011
Even though she works in the U.S. Steel Building, Sharon Leadbitter cannot see the Gulf Tower peregrines during the nesting season — not even on the web. But after the young peregrines fledge, they fly and perch outside her window.
Here are some of Sharon’s pictures and videos of the Gulf Tower juveniles since June 8. What a great view she has from above!
From a distance, Sharon can see the young peregrines perched on the Koppers Building roof edge.
Sometimes they sleep there. You can tell this one is young because it likes to sleep on its belly.
Food! A young peregrines shows her excitement over a food delivery to her favorite perch.
She hunches over her meal…
…but the excitement attracted her sibling and he wants to share it.
Hey! That was my dinner!
Two young peregrines perch near a window. Who’s in there?
And they find new napping zones.
Graduation! This juvenile is skilled enough to use Mom & Dad’s perch.
(photos and videos by Sharon Leadbitter)