Jun 13 2010
Traci Darin sent me this snapshot from the Gulf Tower webcam yesterday — all five nestlings in one shot.
The young peregrines at the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh are at the ledge-walking stage and are hamming it up on camera. Where one goes the others follow, if only to look in wonder.
Sometimes they walk or jump off camera. Where do they go?
If they disappear at the lower edge of the photo, they’re in the gully below the nest. Here, two of them are on the ramp that goes there.
When they disappear to the right they’re on the windowsill. If they go to the left they’re on top of the pillar (like their mother in this photo) or exercising their wings at the launch point.
In about ten days they’ll be gone from the nest. For now, you can see them here.
I’m sure their parents won’t have Empty Nest Syndrome, but we will.
(photo from the Gulf Tower webcam, captured by Traci Darin)