Mar 03 2014
The Downtown Pittsburgh peregrines were busy yesterday despite the snow.
They started their day at the Gulf Tower nest with some early morning courtship bowing. The female (presumed to be Dori) paused for a while at the scrape.
Falconcam motion detection noticed one more visit at 1:23pm, blurry because it was snowing heavily. And then the birds surprised me.
I thought the peregrines were focusing all their attention at the Gulf Tower, never at their old nest on Third Avenue, but one of them visited the old homestead last evening.
At 6:00pm a peregrine called loudly from Amanda McGuire’s balcony at Point Park University’s Lawrence Hall. She peeked out the door and took this photo of … is it Louie? Was he asking Dori to join him at Third Avenue?
Apparently the peregrines are working both ends of town.
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at the Gulf Tower and Amanda McGuire)