Mar 13 2013

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

Published by at 8:16 pm under Nesting & Courtship,Peregrines

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 responses so far

5 Responses to “First Peregrine Egg at Pitt, March 13, 6:42pm”

  1. Kathyon 13 Mar 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Such a wonderful sight!!!!! I can’t stop smiling as I am sure this is true of you too, Kate.

  2. Jennieon 14 Mar 2013 at 11:58 am

    I agree! It’s wonderful to see that Dorothy is off to a fine start.

  3. Donnaon 14 Mar 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Well done Kate. Thank you! Bless Dorothy and E2. Hoping Beauty has a good season!

  4. Coleenon 14 Mar 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Thurs. 9.18 PM. Is that egg #2? I wish Dorothy would move!

  5. Kate St. Johnon 14 Mar 2013 at 10:29 pm

    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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