Ecco At The Nest Every Day

13 February 2021

For the past 10 days Ecco has been present at the Cathedral of Learning peregrine nest every day, his longest streak since he first arrived 12 months ago. The streak began on 4 February and continued today when he bowed with Morela at 7:30am this morning.

The photos below, one per day, show what Ecco’s been up to. As a special treat he came in for a closeup (above) when he jumped up to the pillar below the snapshot camera on 8 February.

All of the photos are from the National Aviary falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning. Click here and scroll down to watch.

Ecco at the Pitt peregrine nest alone, 4 Feb 2021
Morela and Ecco, 5 Feb 2021
Ecco bows low before Morela arrives, 6 Feb 2021
Morela and Ecco, 7 Feb 2021
Ecco watches for Morela all day, 8 Feb 2021
Ecco calls for Morela, 9 Feb 2021
Ecco bows with Morela with snow on his beak! 10 Feb 2021
Ecco bows, Morela is distracted on 11 Feb 2021
Ecco calls loudly for Morela to join him but she doesn’t come, 12 Feb 2021
Ecco bows while Morela is leaving, just after dawn on 13 Feb 2021

Terzo was last seen at the nest on 5 February. Does Ecco’s every day presence mean Terzo is gone? We’ll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, watch for Morela on camera. She’s been preoccupied. I wonder why.

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

5 thoughts on “Ecco At The Nest Every Day

  1. Well, he is certainly a handsome young man! His super white chest reminds me of Beauty. I am hoping for a successful season as we all are.

  2. Who is at the nest around 2:40 today? I don’t see the pink tinges of Morela and the lores look too bright yellow/gold for her. I guess it could be Ecco but I can’t see the legs to see if there are bands or not.

    1. Mary Ann, you are right that the bird was not peachy enough to be Morela. A motion detection snapshot showed it to be Ecco.

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