Oct 07 2011

Is It Spring?

Published by at 7:30 am under Peregrines

By yesterday at lunchtime, Karen Lang and I began to worry because we hadn’t seen either of the Pitt peregrines all week. Had something gone wrong?

No.  After work I pulled motion detection images from the snapshot camera and found out our pair had been courting at the nest at 4:00pm.

Here’s the photo sequence from yesterday afternoon.

E2 saunters into the nest area.


“Dorothy, come here!”


As Dorothy arrives, E2 bows.


Dorothy bows low.


As usual, E2 leaves first.  

Courtship! Is it spring?

(photos from the National Aviary snapshot camera at the University of Pittsburgh)

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Is It Spring?”

  1. Kathyon 07 Oct 2011 at 7:35 am

    “Hope springs eternal!”

  2. Anne Marieon 07 Oct 2011 at 9:48 am

    I like the caption “Dorothy! Come here!” hahaha!

    I caught them yesterday too on the video cam… always nice to see them. Thanks Kate!

  3. Donnaon 07 Oct 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I made a hotspot for everyone’s viewing pleasure :)

  4. Caitlinon 07 Oct 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I’m glad they’re doing well!

    But the first crow of the season decided to make its way to the trees behind my apartment yesterday, so it’s definitely fall. I can only assume that in the next few weeks, there will be hundreds again…

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