We each have our own housekeeping style. Some of us are as neat as a pin, others are not.
Dorothy is not.
I have been watching Dorothy, the female peregrine at the Cathedral of Learning, for as long as she’s lived at Pitt and I can tell you she’s one messy housekeeper. Every year when her “kids” are old enough to move from the scrape, the nest gets messy.
It looks like a Bird Bomb hit it. Something with feathers definitely exploded here.
The “kids” don’t seem to care. They have no idea this is a mess. How would they know?
Will they learn this behavior or will some of them turn out to be “neat-niks?”
We won’t know until one of them nests in front of a webcam.
(photo from the National Aviary webcam at the University of Pittsburgh)