7 March 2023
This month Morela has been staying close to the Cathedral of Learning peregrine nest as her egg laying time approaches. Yesterday afternoon she was snoozing on the green perch when she saw or heard Ecco’s approach.
“Do you want a snack?”
“Yes!” And then lots of chatter as they discuss it.
In the middle of the video Morela jumps to the roof while Ecco is still off camera in the keyhole. We can’t see either bird because the streaming cam view is so close, but you can see the shadow of Morela’s tail.
And you can see Morela’s toes on the nestbox roof in the snapshot camera view.
At last Ecco presents the snack. It looks like he ate most of it already.
Stay tuned to the National Aviary Falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning. Morela will lay eggs in the next week or two.
(photos and video from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)