Strengthening Their Pair Bond

24 August 2022

With the breeding season over and their youngsters dispersed the Cathedral of Learning peregrines stay on territory, molt a few more feathers, and quietly preen in the sun. Morela and Ecco have no pressing need to court each other but they strengthen their pair bond by bowing at the nest a couple of times a week.

The bowing session on Sunday 21 August was longer than usual. Watch them in the slideshow above.

(photos from the National Aviary snapshot camera at Univ of Pittsburgh)

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