Since his arrival at the Cathedral of Learning in late February, Ecco has always spent more time on camera with Morela than the resident male peregrine Terzo. Whenever they’re at the nest, Morela and Ecco court and bow for 3 to 8 minutes while Terzo visits for 15 seconds if we see him at all.
Ecco usually has to be persuaded to visit the nest, but on Wednesday 13 May he initiated courtship that lasted nearly three minutes.
It appears that Terzo is fading into the background while Ecco is becoming more established.
Too bad Terzo and Ecco didn’t sort this out in February!
(photo and video from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ. of Pittsburgh)