21 March 2023
For almost a week Morela has looked as if she’ll lay an egg any minute at the Cathedral of Learning peregrine nest. Yesterday morning we thought she was ready. She lumbered off the green perch and stood in the scrape. We watched and waited.
But minutes later Ecco showed up with a snack. Morela didn’t tell him “Go away I’m busy.” Instead she got up to grab it and eventually left to eat. As Ecco steps up to watch her leave, he realizes he has fluff stuck to his toes.
This morning at 6:54am there is still no egg. So we’re still waiting.
Morela, of course, is waiting more than any of us.
Will she lay her first egg today? Stay tuned the National Aviary Falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning.
UPDATE, 22 March 2023: See this article about a possible challenger.
(photos and video from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)