3 June 2021
Pitt peregrine news as of 3 June 2021, 7:30am:
- We had fun at Fledge Watch yesterday with good looks at the adults and three chicks on the nestrail. Thanks to all who came out to watch.
- The adults stooped at prey several times. Exciting!
- At least one adult was always present at the Cathedral of Learning, waiting and watching for the chicks to fledge.
- Morela no longer has a right shoulder feather that sticks out. Alas, her easy-to-identify marker is gone.
- None of the peregrine chicks fledged yesterday. I know this because fledglings do not return to the nest; they sleep where they land. All four chicks slept at the nest last night.
- If the forecast is correct, Friday 4 June Fledge Watch will be canceled because of rain and lightning. If the forecast is wrong I’ll be there.
Fledge Watch 2 June 2021 in photos.
From our vantage point at the tent, the rooftop equipment nearly obscured Morela on the lightning rod. Can you see her?
We moved to the lawn for a better look. Then I got talking … (That’s me on the far left.)
Last night all four chicks slept in the nestbox …
… and were raring to go this morning!
The last one perches near the exit ramp. It won’t be long now.
Stop by Schenley Plaza between the raindrops to watch the peregrines. Keep looking up!