Sep 18 2009

Action Shot

Published by at 7:15 am under Peregrines

Dorothy in action (photo from peregrine webcam at University of Pittsburgh)

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)

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3 Responses to “Action Shot”

  1. Kathyon 18 Sep 2009 at 7:53 am

    Kate: Not only has your Beauty taken up with Mariah and Kaver’s grandson Archer in Rochester, but it appears that Leopold, brother of Erie has taken up with M&K’s granddaughter in Michigan.

  2. Sharonon 18 Sep 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I see either Louie or Tasha at the Gulf Tower at least once a week … hard to tell which is which from a distance even with binoculars

  3. kat walterson 20 Sep 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Thank You for the Million dollars! I knew the answer to “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”s million dollar question last night because of your Blog! In what State is Acadia National Park located? The Nobel Prize winner was thinking it was either California or Maine, and did guess correctly. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and lots of info that you put out. I came across your site while looking at the Peregrine Falcons. Just love them too. But sad that there are so many lost due to traffic and building collisions. I live not far from Youngstown and try to keep up with what is happening with those birds. Thank you again for all your hard work, even on vacation! Look forward to reading what you have to say each day……. Kat

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