Nov 23 2010


Published by at 6:38 am under Doves & Chickens


Much to my amazement a pigeon has been frequenting the peregrine falcon nest at the University of Pittsburgh.  The Aviary’s snapshot camera took his picture as he moved around the nest on November 15th and 19th.

The resident peregrines, Dorothy and E2, are at the Cathedral of Learning every day but not often at their nest.  Apparently they aren’t paying attention to this corner of their domain.

Or maybe they’re in a timeshare agreement and this pigeon bought the third week of November? 

Who knows?  He just better be careful not to be at the condo when the real owners return or they’ll have him for dinner.

Click on the pigeon’s picture to see Dorothy and E2 at the nest earlier this month.

(photo from the National Aviary snapshot camera at University of Pittsburgh)

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Timeshare?”

  1. faith cornellon 23 Nov 2010 at 7:17 am

    Thanksgiving is this week & alot of visiting goes on but is the pigeon at dinner or is it the dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Donnaon 23 Nov 2010 at 10:36 am

    That’s one bold pigeon! And thanks for the snap of the happy couple 🙂

  3. Marianneon 23 Nov 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks for both pics! They are a treat to see!

  4. Anne Marieon 23 Nov 2010 at 10:16 pm

    always love to see Dorothy and E2 at the nest…
    and i love these unusual pigeon/peregrine interactions!

  5. SueGon 24 Nov 2010 at 9:18 am

    Pigeon—-dumb, or brave?

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