May 06 2012
Since I witnessed an aerial dog fight on Wednesday and saw two wing feathers askew on one of the Pitt peregrines I wondered whose wing was hit and if the intruder was still present.
Thanks to the dedicated falcon watchers on the Pittsburgh Falconuts Facebook page we now have some answers.
Thursday and Friday Peter Bell and John English stopped by the area and reported on peregrine activity — or lack of it. Saturday afternoon Donna Memon and Mary DeVaughn watched the Cathedral pair from Schenley Plaza.
They report that E2 has the odd wing feather but it doesn’t seem to be hampering him. No intruder was present, so maybe that third peregrine is gone forever.
As @PittPeregrines says on Twitter, “Talons crossed!”
UPDATE, 7 May 2012, 7:00am:
On Sunday John English and Anne Marie Bosnyak watched at the Cathedral of Learning. The weather was good and they saw both adults flying. Notice the blip on the antenna. That’s Dorothy!
John wrote, “Some nice aerial maneuvers. No prey drops or intruders. A great day to be a falcon!”
(photo by John English)