May 17 2013
This peregrine family at the Cathedral of Learning is in for some excitement. Dorothy and E2′s chick will be banded this morning.
Yesterday the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Dan Brauning and Art McMorris visited peregrine nests at two bridges. Today they’ll venture out on the Cathedral of Learning ledge.
So don’t be shocked when you hear Dorothy and E2 “kakking” and their chick disappears just after 9:00am. The chick will receive a health check and some new jewelry.
And we’ll learn for certain whether Baby is a “she” or a “he.”
(photo from the National Aviary falconcam at the University of Pittsburgh)
p.s. I don’t announce the banding in advance because the event is not open to the public. The room is too small to allow for uninvited guests.