Oct 04 2008
I don’t know about you but I’m going through peregrine falcon withdrawal.
It’s not that the peregrines at University of Pittsburgh have left their territory. Far from it! I saw Dorothy and E2 perched on the Cathedral of Learning just yesterday. They stay here all winter because there’s enough to eat.
No, I’m in withdrawal because they’re far less active and interesting in autumn than during the breeding season. Though I see them nearly every day, they’re just sitting around. They don’t stay busy without babies to feed.
So I offer this: a photo of E2 taken by Richard Tourville last June when the nestlings fledged. I like this picture because it’s what a peregrine might look like on a cloudy October morning.
Perhaps I should go over to Pitt and see…