4 March 2020:
Yesterday there were many turnovers and surprises in the contest between Terzo and the unbanded male peregrine vying for the Cathedral of Learning nest. By the end of Tuesday there was still no clear winner. Here’s the play-by-play in snapshots on 3 March 2020. All photos are from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ. of Pittsburgh.
7:08-7:19a: Terzo brings food for Morela which she holds as they bow at the nest.
7:52-9:49a: Morela waits in the rain. (The blob is a raindrop on the camera cover.)
11:50-11:53a: New male briefly visits the nest and bows with Morela who raises her tail high.
12:29-12:34p: Surprise! Terzo in the gully, jumps up to bow with Morela.
2:38-2:43p: Morela at the nest alone.
3:11-3:29p: New male bows with Morela, then scans the sky for Terzo (photo at top). Terzo is still out there, as he proves later in the day!
5:33-5:35p: Terzo calls to Morela and they bow at the nest. After he leaves she remains at the nest.
Lingering until 6:18p: As the day ends Morela leaves to roost elsewhere on the building.
The contest between Terzo and an unbanded male will continue until someone wins.
Watch today for the latest developments at the National Aviary falconcam at Univ. of Pittsburgh.
p.s. Today (4 March 2020) at 6:55am Terzo and Morela bowed at the nest.
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ. of Pittsburgh)