By yesterday at lunchtime, Karen Lang and I began to worry because we hadn’t seen either of the Pitt peregrines all week. Had something gone wrong?
No. After work I pulled motion detection images from the snapshot camera and found out our pair had been courting at the nest at 4:00pm.
Here’s the photo sequence from yesterday afternoon.
E2 saunters into the nest area.
“Dorothy, come here!”
As Dorothy arrives, E2 bows.
Dorothy bows low.
As usual, E2 leaves first.
Courtship! Is it spring?
(photos from the National Aviary snapshot camera at the University of Pittsburgh)