Jun 14 2015
Downtown: Status as of June 14, 7:00 a.m.
If you come Downtown, the best location for observing the nest ledge is at the Union Trust Building sidewalk on Fifth Ave. The ledge is the top balcony of Macy’s Annex on Scrip Way. When there’s a fledgling on the “rescue ledge” it can be seen from Mellon Square.
We think Fledgling#1 left the “rescue ledge” yesterday morning. We don’t know where he landed but his parents do and that’s all that matters.
As of 8:00pm, Robin reported that Fledgling#2 landed on the 4th floor ledge of the Union Trust Building. He flew up to it from the ledge above the Frick Building entrance. Up is good. 4th floor is good. This morning Doug Cunzolo saw him fly to the Courthouse. The bird is making progress.
As of 7:00am today (June 14), the 3rd nestling is still hanging back inside the nest area.
Thank you, Robin and Doug, for your reports.
If you have time, we need watchers in the evenings after 5:00pm. No need to sign up. Just come on down. Make sure you write down the phone numbers on this flyer in case you need them.
Neville Island I-79 Bridge: Status as of June 13 afternoon.
On Friday the female fledgling, “Red” above, landed on a barge traveling down the Ohio River and had to be rescued by PGC Officer Kramer. She would have starved without her parents as she traveled to New Orleans (or wherever). He took her back to Neville Island.
Yesterday afternoon Anne Marie Bosnyak saw a second fledgling flapping on the top arch of the bridge after many days of assuming he’d died. So there are two! Great news!
Cathedral of Learning: The Pitt chick will fledge in a few weeks. Meanwhile, here’s an informative June 11 article in Pitt’s University Times.
(photos by Anne Marie Bosnyak)