Jeff McDonald photographed this female peregrine falcon on Cork-Bocktown Road in Findlay Township, Allegheny County today.
As you can see below, he captured a really good image of her bands: Black/Red 62/H.
This means I could find out who she is. Drum roll....
She's a female named Magnum who hatched on the Bank One building in Canton, Ohio on 4/29/2010. (Ohio names their peregrines; Pennsylvania does not.) This makes her just the right age to be seeking a nest site.
Welcome to Pittsburgh, Magnum.
Happy new peregrine year.
(photos by Jeff McDonald)