Peregrine fans were happy to see the Downtown pair at the Gulf Tower last weekend.
On Saturday Louie watched from the pillar at dusk. On Sunday they bowed together in the afternoon and Dori stopped by at sunset.
Here are two slideshows showing their activity, one from each day.
Louie visits on Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:20 to 5:35pm:
… and they both visit on Sunday, 4 February 2018, 1:44 to 1:54pm:
This weekend Dori and Louie provided a convenient way to tell who’s who when they perch on the pillar. Here’s a comparison photo with tips below. The obelisk on the horizon above their heads is the Cathedral of Learning. It’s a very useful landmark.
Who’s who on the Gulf Tower pillar:
- When Louie’s on the pillar, he’s small enough that you can see some of Oakland between the base of the Cathedral of Learning and the top of his head.
- When Dori’s on the pillar, she wears the Cathedral of Learning like a hat. There’s very little space between her head and the base of the building.
Our fingers are crossed that they’ll nest here this year!
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at the Gulf Tower, Pittsburgh)