Jun 22 2008
The young peregrines have flown at both Gulf Tower and Pitt. The nests are empty and the falconcams have nothing to show except gravel and old feathers.
The only way to get a peregrine fix is to visit downtown or the Cathedral of Learning and try to find them flying. But even a visit to their homes doesn’t guarantee seeing them because they doze in hiding places when it’s hot.
In about a month they’ll leave Pittsburgh and the season will be truly over.
If you’re like me, you miss the falconcams. Fortunately I’ve come up with an elegant solution: a slideshow of 2008 Pitt nesting season highlights.
p.s. The bird pictured here on June 9th is the juvenile female peregrine from Pitt. By that date, both her brothers had fledged but she had not — yet. She used her free time to explore the camera.