Downtown’s Peregrine Highlights, 2015

Fledgling peregrine falcon, Downtown Pittsburgh, June 2015 (photo by Doug Cunzolo)
Fledgling peregrine falcon, Downtown Pittsburgh, June 2015 (photo by Doug Cunzolo)

Every year I make a slideshow of peregrine nesting highlights for Pittsburgh’s two webcam sites — if there’s a nest and if there are photos of it.

Creating a slideshow for the Downtown peregrines can be problematic.  In 2010, 2011 and 2014 Dori and Louie nested on camera at the Gulf Tower but in 2012, 2013 and 2015 they used other sites and often went unobserved.

Last spring was shaping up to be another sneaky nesting season (the pair had left the Gulf Tower) when I learned that the nest was in plain sight across the alley from a Downtown office window and so close to the ground that we had good views of the fledglings during Fledge Watch.

Thanks to Matt DiGiacomo’s beautiful nest photos and the many contributions from Fledge Watchers, the Downtown peregrines’ nest is well documented in 2015.  Thank you to all the photographers! (credits at end)

Enjoy highlights of the Downtown peregrines’ 2015 nesting season in this slideshow.

(photo at top by Doug Cunzolo)

4 thoughts on “Downtown’s Peregrine Highlights, 2015

  1. Very interesting to get a glimpse into the life of these Peregrines while so many Pittsburghers are working in buildings down below. I enjoyed seeing some of the Pittsburgh architecture from a different perspective, especially with a Peregrine as added decoration. Kate, it looked like 3 or 4 young in some of the photos. Do you know how many eggs hatched and how many fledged? Photographers, thanks for sharing!

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