The peregrine falcon nestbox at the Cathedral of Learning is growing greener.
A plant sprouted near the front perch and grows a little every day. The seed probably came from the crop of a bird the peregrine family ate for dinner. We’ll have to do some weeding when the nestbox is cleaned next fall.
Click here for a current view of the plant.
A NOTE REGARDING THE STREAMING VIDEO CAMERA: The National Aviary’s streaming video contract lasts six months and will expire some time this summer, perhaps soon. The stream will resume in February 2019 when the nesting season gets underway again. In the meantime, see snapshots of the nestbox at this link.
(photo from the National Aviary snapshot cam at Univ of Pittsburgh)