20 December 2022
Yesterday, despite the cold, Morela and Ecco each visited the Pitt peregrine nest at the Cathedral of Learning. Morela spent two hours preening on the green perch, then Ecco stopped by for half an hour. Their activities were captured as snapshots which I’ve turned into a video.
Peregrine falcons are well adapted to deal with cold weather. As they preen you occasionally see thick down underneath their outer feathers. Birds wear down coats. 😉
(snapshots from the National Aviary snapshot camera at Univ of Pittsburgh; music from YouTube: The Closing of Summer by Asher Fulero)