1 February 2021, 1:35pm
Today live streaming resumed as planned on the National Aviary Falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning.
When I opened the live stream to pull some screenshots I heard e-chupping and behold! Ecco is back! In the snow. In the nestbox. Prancing and calling to an unseen female peregrine. Probably Morela.
Click here and scroll down to watch the National Aviary Falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning.
It’s Peregrine Season and it starts with a bang this year!
p.s. In case you missed last year’s soap opera: In 2020 there were two male peregrines and one female at the Cathedral of Learning nest. Terzo, the established male, never completely chased away Ecco, an unbanded 1-year-old. Both males courted Morela. She laid 2 eggs in early May. Neither male assisted with incubation and the nest failed. We are hoping for a better outcome in 2021.
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)