Fledge watchers Downtown at Third Ave, 7 June 2016 (photo by John English)
I will be Downtown 11:25am-to-12:30pm.
Please stop by Downtown Fledge Watch any time and check for peregrines on the ground. If you find one, corral it to a safe zone and call the PGC “rescue” number: 724-238-9523.
As you can see there’s a pretty side of the street (above) and the dumpster side of the street (below).
News of the Downtown peregrines:
As of June 7 at 2:00pm: 3 had fledged, 1 was still in the nest. One of the three had been rescued and was 19 stories up at Lawrence Hall. Both parents visible.
As of June 8, 7:30am: Lori Maggio reports that two of the fledglings are two stories up and whining loudly at the gated area behind Dollar Bank. They’re begging for food. My guess is that their parents are refusing to feed them until they fly up higher. This is a noisy test of wills which the older generation will eventually win. The “kids” have to learn to stay up high.
… Yesterday John English caught us by the dumpsters looking at our cellphones. Yoy!
Fledge watchers Downtown, 7 June 2016 (photo by John English)
(photos by John English)
UPDATE, June 8, 8:30am: Photo from Lori Maggio, two fledglings at back of Dollar Bank. Today’s gusty winds may keep these birds low today. SEE ABOVE FOR THE REASON WHY THEY’RE WHINING.
Two peregrine fledglings at back of Dollar Bank, 8 June 2016, 7:30am (photo by Lori Maggio)
UPDATE AT 12:20pm: All 4 have fledged. Rescue Porch bird flew to top of Art Institute (good job!). Another fledgling is perched at a blue window approx 7 floors up on Smithfield Street above Crazy Mocha. Haven’t seen the other two yet. (We try to locate all of them but it’s impossible this stage.) As I left Fledge Watch, Lori Maggio and Dallas DiLeo are on site.
NO CHANGE as of 4:30pm except Art Institute bird flew to Pioneer Hall (corner of Wood and Blvd of the allies) on the Wood Street side. 5 stories up on an arch. Only 2 are visible.