26 March 2023
Four days ago I wondered if a female peregrine was challenging Morela at the Pitt peregrine nest because I hadn’t seen her on camera since Tuesday afternoon, 21 March. Yesterday morning Ecco was still present and calling to a female off camera. Was she Morela? Or had the challenger won?
The answer came yesterday around 6:15pm. After Ecco spent five minutes calling and bowing to an unseen female she appeared on camera. Morela is back!
This video shows only a small portion of time it took Ecco to entice her to the nest.
After he left she was so confident that the challenger was gone that she snoozed at the nest for an hour.
Stay tuned to the National Aviary Falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning to see what happens next.