5 January 2021
As promised in early December, Dan Hosier of the National Aviary returned to the Pitt peregrine nestbox yesterday and installed a new roof. It took him only 15 minutes to clear away the old pieces and attach the roof and awning. The snapshot camera captured his movements, sped up in the 8-second video above.
When Dan was done he took this photo of the roof, a rare chance to see the nestbox from the peregrines’ perspective.
Morela and Terzo saw it too and visited the nestbox twice during the afternoon. Morela tried out the new roof with her typical leap to the awning after leaving the nestbox. In the slideshow below, Terzo looks up while Morela is on the roof. You can see her talons at the edge of the awning.
(photos from the National Aviary snapshot camera at Univ of Pittsburgh; nestbox photo by Dan Hosier)