Of Course Terzo Is Back

Terzo at the Pitt peregrine nest, 27 Sept 2020, 10:21am (snapshot from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

28 September 2020

That didn’t take long! The ink on my article was barely dry.

As soon as I wrote about Ecco’s prolonged presence at the Cathedral of Learning peregrine nest and speculated that he had won the territory, the revolving door of Pitt’s male peregrines turned again.

Terzo is back.

Yesterday afternoon I glanced up and saw a peregrine zip around the top of the Cathedral of Learning and come screaming in to land on the east face. This is a move I’ve seen Terzo do many times before so I wondered if it was him. Yes it is.

Terzo at the Pitt peregrine nest, 27 Sept 2020, 10:38am

The revolving door has been spinning since February. It was silly of me to think Terzo and Ecco would stop it now.

(snapshots from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

10 thoughts on “Of Course Terzo Is Back

  1. So fascnating, Kate! Looks like they are still vying for and showing “ownership” of this territory? Do you have any idea how long they may hang around? Have you seen Morella lately? She’s been there a few times also hasn’t she?

  2. You wonder how much control of the nest Terzo has if he is not bowing with Morela. Hopefully they will sort it out before the beginning of next year so that we don’t have another breeding season like last year!

  3. Dear Kate, I am glad that Terzo is still there. I hope that he can win Morela’s heart. I am rooting for him. I like Ecco to but he needs to find his own sweetheart and territory. Thanks for keeping us up to date. Take care and God Bless.

    1. Robin, it looked like the peregrines might do a threesome in May when Morela laid 2 eggs but neither male helped incubate so, no, I don’t think they’ll do what those eagles did.

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