Nov 26 2013
At this time of year I often forget to retrieve snapshots from the peregrine falconcams because so little is going on. When I finally did so this month I found a surprise at the Gulf Tower.
For two years the Downtown peregrines have shunned the Gulf Tower nest. In the early days Louie visited alone but Dori stayed away. The nest had been so inactive that I forgot the camera was still running.
But look who came to visit on November 16!
The visitor puttered at the nest for about two minutes — a fairly long time for a peregrine in November. Here are two more snapshots.
Assuming this is one of the resident Downtown peregrines, which bird is it? Dori or Louie? Here are links to other Gulf nest snapshots for comparison:
What do you think? Is this Dori?
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at the Gulf Tower, Pittsburgh)