Jun 28 2010
News of the Pitt and Gulf tower peregrine families has been good since Thursday’s tragedy.
If you’ve kept up with the comments on my Green Boy post, you’ll know that Peter Bell and Anne Marie Bosnyak both observed the Pitt peregrines on Friday after work. (Information on Green Boy, his sister Yellow and the status of the chimney is at the bottom of my Green Boy post.)
Peter had his camera with him and saw the entire family, which now numbers three juveniles and two adults. I love his photo of a juvenile on top of a miniature spire at St. Paul’s Cathedral. See more of Peter’s pictures here.
Meanwhile downtown, Sharon Leadbitter has a birds-eye view of the Gulf Tower from her office inside the US Steel Building. On Thursday she took her camera to work and was able to record video of three juvenile peregrines flying together. Her video below gives you an idea of how very big their world is – even when they’re close to home.
It’s a really nice view from the top.
Thanks to all of you for your news and photos of Pittsburgh’s peregrines. Keep sending me your observations. I appreciate your help keeping track of these birds!
(photo by Peter Bell, video by Sharon Leadbitter)