Mar 21 2014

First Egg At Pitt!

Published by at 5:17 am under Peregrines

pittvid_2014-03-21_07-40dorothy with her first egg of 2014 (snapshot from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

First peregrine egg at Pitt!  Dorothy laid it Thursday night, March 20, at 9:37pm.


I happened to be asleep and found out this morning around 5am.
First peregrine egg at Pitt, 2014 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)


And here's the first moment of the first egg thanks to @PittPeregrines.  (The egg is white in infrared light.)
Dorothy lays her first egg of 2014, Mar 20 9:37pm (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

It seems like we waited forever but Dorothy is right on time.


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

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “First Egg At Pitt!”

  1. Allyon 21 Mar 2014 at 9:58 am

    Congrats, Dorothy! Hoping for a good fledge year @ COL.

  2. Sue Vertosickon 21 Mar 2014 at 10:24 am

    I was watching up until 9:30 and missed it by minutes! How long until we can expect egg number 2?

  3. Kate St. Johnon 21 Mar 2014 at 11:20 am

    Sue, egg #2 will arrive in about 2 days

  4. Pa Galon 21 Mar 2014 at 11:16 am

    Hooray, this is such wonderful news! Let’s hope this is the first of Dorothy’s eggs, with many more to come. It would be so great if she and E2 were the proud parents of a whole bunch of baby peregrines. Keeping fingers crossed.

  5. Mary Ann Pikeon 21 Mar 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hello Kate,
    Hate to always be pestering you about the snapshot cameras, I’m probably the only one who looks at them. It seems that the links to those cameras have disappeared from the Resources section of the left-hand pane of the home page. If you can’t put them there anymore I’ll understand, I just thought I’d ask, since I enjoy watching the nests while I’m at work.

    Mary Ann

  6. Kate St. Johnon 21 Mar 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Mary Ann, they are on the Peregrine FAQ page (actually have always been there):

  7. John Englishon 21 Mar 2014 at 6:32 pm


  8. Michelle, Colorado Springs, COon 21 Mar 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Yay!! Great news Kate! Now we sit and wait like the ‘parents’ and start watching for pips. It’s like old times. Thanks for the great news! 🙂

  9. Gail Meisteron 22 Mar 2014 at 10:32 am

    Dorothy doesn’t seem to be into incubating the egg very much. Does anyone else think this as well?

  10. Kate St. Johnon 22 Mar 2014 at 10:41 am

    Gail, unlike bald eagles peregrines don’t begin incubation until the next to last egg is laid. Here’s more information:

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