Courtship In October

Dorothy and E2 at the nest, 7 Oct 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

Dorothy and E2 keep up their pair bond in the "off" season by bowing at the nest.  So far this month they've visited it every three or four days.

Here's a selection of the best snapshots.  At this time of year their visits are very quick so there's usually only one snapshot per episode.

Dorothy and E2 at the nest, 4 Oct 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

On October 4 E2 bows very low with his back to the camera.

 

Dorothy and E2 at the nest, 7 Oct 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)
They're a blur on October 7.

 

Dorothy and E2 at the nest, 10 Oct 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)
They pause in perfect bowing position on October 10.

 

Dorothy and E2 bow at the nest, 18 Oct 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

"Come bow with me," says E2 last Friday, October 18.

 

Serious courtship is months away.  Meanwhile they stay close to home.

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

One thought on “Courtship In October

  1. Thanks for the updates, for those of us who can’t see them in person. I keep a corner of my computer on the webcam when I’m working, but haven’t seen them much lately. Now I know why. Thanks.

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