Nov 26 2013

Look Who Came To Visit!

Published by at 7:30 am under Peregrines

Peregrine at the Gulf Tower nest, 16 Nov 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)

At this time of year I often forget to retrieve snapshots from the peregrine falconcams because so little is going on.  When I finally did so this month I found a surprise at the Gulf Tower.

For two years the Downtown peregrines have shunned the Gulf Tower nest.  In the early days Louie visited alone but Dori stayed away. The nest had been so inactive that I forgot the camera was still running.

But look who came to visit on November 16!

 

The visitor puttered at the nest for about two minutes — a fairly long time for a peregrine in November.  Here are two more snapshots.

Peregrine visiting the Gulf Tower nest, 16 Nov  2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)

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Peregrines at the Gulf Tower nest, 16 Nov 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)

Assuming this is one of the resident Downtown peregrines, which bird is it?  Dori or Louie?  Here are links to other Gulf nest snapshots for comparison:

What do you think?  Is this Dori?

 

(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at the Gulf Tower, Pittsburgh)

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Look Who Came To Visit!”

  1. Kayon 26 Nov 2013 at 9:37 am

    Might be wishful thinking – but I think it’s Dori. Would be great if she and Louie came back to raise another family at the Gulf Tower. Regardless of which peregrine it is, hope they stay at Gulf.

  2. John P. Englishon 26 Nov 2013 at 9:46 am

    I think it’s Louie :-)

  3. Donnaon 26 Nov 2013 at 10:33 am

    I think it’s Dori! White patches on the wings.

  4. Anne Marieon 26 Nov 2013 at 10:42 am

    Could it be someone new?

    I’m now torn… while I would love Dori and Louie to return to the Gulf Tower to their original home (and to our prying cameras), I would certainly miss being able to see them up close on 3rd Avenue!

    Either way, wonderful to see one! Thanks for sharing Kate!

  5. Kathy Bramanon 26 Nov 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I’m thinking if it is either, it is Dori because of the white on the wing and the tip of the tail.

  6. Robon 26 Nov 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Well, the left leg band is black over green, so that doesn’t help much.

    But the USFWS band on the right leg almost looks reddish. Now if there are any previous pix which show the right leg bands on Dori and Louie, that might mean something.

  7. Donnaon 26 Nov 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Check this blog entry for a close-up of Dori’s right leg ;)

    http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/2012/01/09/looking-backward-looking-forward/

  8. Donnaon 26 Nov 2013 at 7:47 pm

    And if you click on the slide show, there is a snapshot of Louie’s right leg…

  9. Robon 27 Nov 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Well, those pix say it’s Dori.

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