We Have a Pip at the Gulf Tower

Dori at the Gulf Tower peregrine nest showing an egg with a pip (photo from the National Aviary falconcam)
Dori at the Gulf Tower peregrine nest showing an egg with a pip (photo from the National Aviary falconcam)

At 7:17am this morning, 19 April 2017, Dori turned the eggs at the Gulf Tower peregrine nest and revealed a pip in one of them.

Watch for Dori and Louie’s eggs to hatch in the next 24 to 48 hours at the National Aviary falconcam at the Gulf Tower.


(snapshot from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)

p.s. Don’t confuse this mother peregrine at the Gulf Tower with Hope at the Cathedral of Learning nest.  Dori is an excellent mother and has never killed her young. Hope, the female peregrine at Pitt, killed and ate two of her chicks last year.

p.p.s. First hatch at 9:08a (approximately).

32 thoughts on “We Have a Pip at the Gulf Tower

  1. This looks like it could be a good year for Peregrines in this area (fingers crossed). Hoping for success for the Pitt Peregrines as well.

    1. How protective are male peregrines of their chicks? If Terzo was incubating the nest when a chick came out of the egg, would he fight Hope if she swooped down and tried to eat it?

    2. Karen, male & female peregrines cooperate at the nest. They do not swoop at their mates.

  2. Such great news for those of us who love these awsome birds. Hopefully no nest drama this year and we can all enjoy watching as the little ones grow and eventually fledge.

    1. Sue, there is no drama at this nest (Gulf Tower). I think you’re remembering the Cathedral of Learning nest last year.

  3. Louie is in the nest trying to get Dorie to leave at 1:15 PM EST. They are having a bit of a discussion about that as Dorie doesn’t seem to want to get up from the scrape.

    1. Bethany, I don’t know the answer but you might try the link provided in the blog just in case it works better.

  4. Not sure because the night camera is on but it looks like she is eating a shell so perhaps another chick was born. it’s 9:51 PM EST Wed. night

  5. Bethany, are you using Google Chrome for your browser? Chrome doesn’t work for me, it shows an error message when trying to load the video. I have better luck with Microsoft Edge.

  6. Regarding trouble viewing the streaming camera, I use Google Chrome and have no problem. But you must make sure any ad blocking software you may have is disabled.

  7. I saw it, too! #3!
    I can still clearly see one more egg. What about #5? Is there a second egg still under Mama? I can’t see it. I do see an egg or shell off to the left. I hope that’s the shell I saw yesterday from #1

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