First Peregrine Egg at Pitt, March 13, 6:42pm

Dorothy lays her first egg of 2013, March 13, 6:42pm (photo from the snapshot camera at the Cathedral of Learning)

At Pitt's Cathedral of Learning, Dorothy laid her first egg of 2013 this evening, March 13, at 6:42pm.

Thanks to Peter Bell for capturing this image from the snapshot camera.


Also see this video on YouTube posted by "Pitt Peregrines":



Yes, the live video camera at Dorothy's nest is blurry.

We installed a new camera in late January hoping for better color and focus.  Unfortunately condensation has formed inside the housing -- probably a manufacturing flaw.  We cannot fix or replace the camera right now.  Dorothy is nesting and we are not allowed to disturb her.  The good news is that this camera has a microphone so you can hear what's going on.  Click here for the streaming camera with audio.

The snapshot camera is a second camera on the nest.  It produces a photo every 15 seconds at this link.  If you right-click on the photo and choose "Save As" you can save the snapshot pictures.  That's how Peter got a photo of Dorothy laying her first egg.

(photo from the National Aviary snapshot camera at the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning)

5 thoughts on “First Peregrine Egg at Pitt, March 13, 6:42pm

    1. I don’t think so. Her body can’t produce them that fast. She needs more than 48 hours if I remember correctly.

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