May 31 2015
Great turnout this morning — 21 people, including myself — and the weather cooperated!
From our meeting place at the Visitors Center we could see E2 on the lightning rod at the Cathedral of Learning so we talked about peregrines and I answered questions before we walked to Panther Hollow Lake.
Best sightings included beautiful male rose-breasted grosbeaks, Baltimore orioles at their nests, a house wren at its nest in a street lamp, and northern rough-winged swallows taking flight-baths in the lake. Two wood thrushes sang in the woods and common whitetail dragonflies chased at the lake edge.
Spend time outdoors in the weeks ahead. In mid-June come to Peregrine Fledge Watches (to be announced) at Schenley Plaza, Downtown, Neville Island and the Westinghouse Bridge. And on Sunday June 28 I’ll lead another walk in Schenley Park.
Check the schedule on my Events page for the latest updates.
(photo by Kate St. John)