Traci Darin noticed activity at the Gulf Tower peregrine nest around midnight Saturday and sent me this photo.
She wrote, “I’m up late getting ready for a yard sale tomorrow and heard the (peregrine) kids yammering – it’s around 11:30pm and fireworks are going off. I captured this shot, I believe of Dori. She popped into the nest box, then jumped to the pillar to the left foreground, then disappeared. The remaining kids in the nest went back to sleep. Very similar to what I’ve done with my son when a storm or loud noise has woken him…rather amazing.”
How cool to see peregrine mothers react the same way human mothers do.
When there’s a loud noise, check on the kids!
(photo from the National Aviary webcam at the Gulf Tower, captured by Traci Darin)