Though she isn’t going to lay eggs until next year, the new female peregrine at the Cathedral of Learning spent a long time at the nestbox on Thursday morning, 17 October 2019.
It’s good to see her laying claim the nest. She arrived on campus on (or before) 4 September 2019, but didn’t explore the nestbox until this week — four minutes on Monday evening, 14 minutes on Thursday morning.
This video of Thursday’s activity is long — 8.5 minutes — but it shows the most interesting part of her visit, captured at 10:10am on 17 Oct 2019. The video will seem to run forever. Pretend you’re watching it “live.”
Two more videos round out the 14 minutes, not including the time she sits on the front perch. Click the links for:
- Video#2: Digging in nearby gravel (1:43 minutes)
- Video#3: Jumping up to leave the scene (59 seconds).
Stay tuned for more news tomorrow.
(photos and videos from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)