20 April 2021
Morela was incubating yesterday afternoon when she noticed something suspicious in the sky. It was flying around the Cathedral of Learning and it was interesting enough that she got up to watch.
Though it feels like the episode lasts a long time, Morela settled back on the eggs in less than 5 minutes.
Watching her move her head is like watching the crowd at a tennis match. We never see the “tennis ball” but we know it went away.
Stay tuned to the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh where the eggs are due to hatch later this week.
p.s. We see Morela’s beak move twice in the video but we cannot hear what she’s saying. The microphone is misbehaving. Please be patient as we try to fix it remotely.
(photo and video from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)