22 June 2023
This morning just after dawn I saw a peregrine fly by my window carrying prey to the Cathedral of Learning. I’m sure it was Ecco bringing breakfast to Carla. The pair is “in tune” as if it was nesting season. Ecco supplies Carla’s food and they bow at the nest several times a day, but I know there will be no eggs at the Cathedral of Learning this year. It’s too late to raise a peregrine family.
Today on Throwback Thursday I looked back seven years to find that the blog was All Peregrines All The Time in 2016. In this trip down memory lane, you might remember a few of these incidents from that June.
One week later a banded female peregrine showed up on camera at the Cathedral of Learning nest. It was Magnum from the Neville Island I-79 Bridge territory where she had already fledged two young. (Click here or on the video screenshot for the story.)
A few days later Magnum left Oakland, Hope and Terzo paired again, and their fledgling grew up and left town.
This year, by contrast, is very quiet. Fingers crossed for a good season next year.
(photos and videos from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)