May 11 2016
Congratulations to Lori Maggio whose search for perching peregrines has paid off. She found the nest site of the Downtown peregrines!
Lori walks to and from her workplace at the USX Tower and often walks at lunchtime so when I asked folks to look for peregrines Downtown, she decided to help.
It was a fruitless effort until Monday May 9 when she found a peregrine perched on a high railing at Point Park’s Lawrence Hall. Later that day she stopped by and a peregrine was perched there again.
Then yesterday, May 10, she saw a peregrine take food to the nest! Both adults went into the nest and came out after about 30 seconds. Are the young old enough to feed themselves? If so we should be seeing them at the nest opening soon.
If you’d like to help watch for activity, visit 3rd Avenue between Smithfield and Wood Streets. Heading down 3rd Avenue (it’s one way), pause at the parking lot that runs between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Facing Wood Street, look up to the right and you’ll see a building that has looks like this.
Look for activity at the opening, as shown in the top photo, and let me know if you see a chick. We won’t know when to have Fledge Watch until we know how old the chicks are.
Thank you, Lori! So glad you found the nest!
(photos by Kate St. John)