Jun 01 2013

Up Before Dawn

Published by at 5:59 am under Peregrines

Baby is up and out before dawn (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

The sun rose at 5:52am this morning but our young peregrine is so active and ready to fly that he was out of the nest before dawn.

This snapshot at 5:39:58 was the last before he hopped up to the nestrail and out of view.

His mother can tell this will be a busy day of babysitting!


...Meanwhile at dawn at the Downtown nest, the last chick (probably female) was still waiting to fly. Anne Marie Bosnyak saw two of her three siblings and both parents Downtown last evening.


UPDATE at 6:44am:  Heavy rain messed up his plans.  He's temporarily rained out.
Baby's plans got rained out (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)


UPDATE at 8:30pm:  The weather was surprisingly good today.  At Fledge Watch (4:00pm-6:00pm) Baby exercised his wings on the nestrail but did not fledge.  Dorothy and E2 provided some amazing flight demonstrations in the wind.


(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

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3 Responses to “Up Before Dawn”

  1. Allyon 01 Jun 2013 at 6:22 am

    I wonder if #3 of the Downtown fledgers is male. It would be great to have an even 2 males, 2 females. Dorothy, you have a very active son there!

  2. Kate St. Johnon 01 Jun 2013 at 6:29 am

    Ally, we’ll never know the sex of this bird. Even if another bird was grounded Downtown and a knowledgeable person identified its sex we couldn’t know which of the four it was.

    The reason we know the sex of “Paul” and his sister is because they were near each other during her rescue and a knowledgeable person (PGC’s Doug Dunkerley) could identify their sex by looking at them.

  3. Peteron 02 Jun 2013 at 7:20 am

    Seems the same thing happened this morning. At the first hint of light, when Dorothy would still hit the snooze button if she had one he’s jumping up to the railing to take a look. The pavement was awfully wet a while back, but I don’t remember/wasn’t awake when it rained.

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