May 03 2013

Touching

Published by at 7:30 am under Nesting & Courtship,Peregrines

Dorothy touches beaks with her nestling  (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

With only one nestling, Dorothy and E2 are spending lots of quality time with their only chick.

Above, after puttering around the edge of the nest Dorothy returns to the center and touches beaks with Baby.

 

Later, E2 takes over nest duty.  He and Baby gaze into each others’ eyes.
E2 and Baby have a long look (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

 

And they touch beaks, too.
E2 and Baby touch beaks (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

 

In a large brood these moments are fleeting.  We’re getting a new look at peregrine family life this year.

(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Touching”

  1. Barb Simonon 03 May 2013 at 9:08 am

    Thank you so much for all of this. This is very touching and I appreciate all that you do.

  2. Allyon 03 May 2013 at 9:31 am

    Aww how sweet! They really love their little girl. <3

  3. Kathyon 03 May 2013 at 11:04 am

    Sweet as can be, Kate!

  4. Marylou Marinoon 03 May 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I really enjoy watching this family…..love the baby

  5. Marylouon 03 May 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I also like all the information and cute phrases, Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge of Dorthy and E2. I have learned much about the peregrine Falcon.

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