Jan 09 2013

Portrait Of A Young Peregrine

Published by at 7:30 am under Peregrines

This juvenile peregrine falcon posed for his portrait last summer in Downtown Pittsburgh.  He, or she, is probably one of Dori and Louie's "kids" from last year's nest on Third Avenue.  Perhaps the only one.

I learned about this portrait last week.

Logan & Logan's law offices are on the 32nd floor of the Grant Building in Downtown Pittsburgh.  Jim Logan's window faces north, overlooking the Courthouse and BNY Mellon.

On July 3rd around 12:30pm, Jim noticed the outline of a large bird on the sill outside his window.   He wanted to raise the blind but he feared the bird would fly away so he took this picture beforehand.


When Jim raised the blind the bird didn't leave.   "Hello."

What was the peregrine doing there?

My hunch is that this youngster was taking a break from the heat.  He's in the shade holding his wings out and has an open notch of feathers on his breast.   The combination of all three cooling strategies lead me to believe this windowsill was one of the coolest spots in town.

And it certainly was for Jim!

Thanks to Jim Logan for sharing this glimpse of Dori and Louie's 2012 success.

(photos by James Logan of Logan & Logan Law Firm)

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Portrait Of A Young Peregrine”

  1. Donnaon 09 Jan 2013 at 8:09 am

    Such a cutie!! Thanks for sharing your photos, Jim!

  2. Kathyon 09 Jan 2013 at 8:25 am

    What a GREAT photo! Kate, do you think everyone will be “back home” this year?

  3. Kate St. Johnon 09 Jan 2013 at 8:28 am

    Kathy, I’m afraid to speculate. They always trick me. 😉

  4. kcon 09 Jan 2013 at 9:28 am

    That would be a birding experience I’d never forget.
    It appears that the bird changed it’s gaze when the blinds opened. I love the way the background mimics the bird’s feather patterns.
    Truly wonderful.

  5. Jennieon 09 Jan 2013 at 9:31 am

    What wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing, Jim.

  6. Rob Protzon 09 Jan 2013 at 9:41 am

    No exact date for the pix, I take it?

  7. Kate St. Johnon 09 Jan 2013 at 9:42 am

    Not yet. I will revise the blog entry if I get an exact date.

  8. Anne Marieon 09 Jan 2013 at 1:10 pm

    wonderful photo! Thanks for sharing with us Jim!

  9. TheWildSowon 09 Jan 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Aw, beautiful!

  10. Maureen Carron 09 Jan 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Beautiful bird & photo!!! Thanks for sharing. I love the irony of a juvenile spying on a law office.

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