Jun 01 2013
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.
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)