Sep 18 2009
In September local peregrine falcon activity is very quiet.
Our only real news is this sad note: A juvenile peregrine born at the Monaca bridge this spring was found dead at Pittsburgh International Airport on August 31, killed by a plane. He was probably hunting the many birds that pause on the huge, flat, open land at the airport.
Meanwhile, the adult peregrines at the University of Pittsburgh are staying close to home but aren’t visible very often. Fortunately the webcam’s motion detector is able to capture them lounging on the perch, courting or flying away from the nestbox.
This action shot is probably one of Dorothy, the adult female, as she leaves the scene.
Dorothy has been visiting the nest box about once a day and E2 sometimes stops in for a courtship bow. Click the image above to see an action shot of E2 jumping into the box to bow to her.
(photos from the National Aviary peregrine webcam at the University of Pittsburgh)