Terzo has certainly grown into his role as “father peregrine” since he first arrived at the Cathedral of Learning during 2016’s tumultuous nesting season.
He often spends more than half the day incubating while his mate Hope takes a break. (She incubates all night.) He has also learned a thing or two about dealing with her.
Hope is a very loud bird, so loud that her shouting can be heard inside the Cathedral of Learning and blocks away from the building. I don’t know why she shouts but I found out last year that when she shouts she’s looking at Terzo.
This year Terzo is shouting back!
At the beginning of this April 4th video clip, Hope shouts from the nest. Then you hear another peregrine shout back. It’s Terzo, off camera. At the end of the clip Hope falls asleep and Terzo shouts at her and wakes her up. Hah!
This went on for a while. I could have shown you 6 minutes of shouting but decided to spare you.
See and hear them on the National Aviary falconcam at Univ. of Pittsburgh. Be ready to use the mute button. 😉
(video from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)
p.s. Having trouble watching the falconcam? Here are tips for viewing.