The peregrine family at the Cathedral of Learning was up before dawn this morning. By the time the sun rose at 5:50a, Hope and Terzo had already been gone 10 minutes to get food. The youngsters waited and watched for breakfast.
Above, a youngster watches the sky for incoming parents. Below, he climbs higher for a better view.
Then he hops over to the nestbox roof …
… and shows the red tape on his right legband.
My hunch is that one of the young peregrines will fledge today. Let’s see if they prove me wrong. 😉
p.s. To see this wider view of the nest on the snapshot camera, click here.
(photos from the National Aviary snapshot camera at Univ of Pittsburgh)