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Great catch, Carolyn!!

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Great catch, Carolyn!!

I was just peeking in on a few cams before work and I got lucky this morning. :smilehat:


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I have yet to catch anybody at either of these nests...I'm sure the bitter cold weather has set them back some...but, I sure hope we see eggs here, eventually...

Ya could hear a Parade going on... :sham7:


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It really looks like these 2 found another nesting spot this year cause according to reports, there hasn't been a peregrine spotted here since 3/10. :eggsad:

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It really looks like these 2 found another nesting spot this year cause according to reports, there hasn't been a peregrine spotted here since 3/10. :eggsad:


I swear..this season, in a lot of places, is just turning out plain strange. From Kate St John's Blog:

    They’ve done it again! The Downtown peregrines have been absent from the Gulf Tower since March 10 … yet they have been seen Downtown.

    Apparently they are planning to nest somewhere else … but where? Let’s find out.

    Join Pittsburgh Falconuts on our quest to find the Downtown peregrines. We’ll meet on Sunday March 22 at 1:00pm at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 28 Market Square and fan out from there.

    If you can’t make it, wish us luck. We’ll need it!

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Thanks, SGB! I wish them luck in finding this pair. What a shame we can't watch Louie & Dori. :eggdown:

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a few years ago our falcons left nest area for over 2 weeks . we saw them in turn in spots at night but we could not find them during day. Then all of a sudden they appeared at box and Radisson laid first egg. So something may have spooked them and they are around. but maybe will return to lay eggs

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Update @ Outside my Window 3/23/15

Peregrine Quest: Mixed Results
Published by Kate St. John under Nesting & Courtship,Peregrines
Peregrine Quest view from Flag Plaza, 3/22/15 (photo by Kate St. John)

On Sunday afternoon five of us scoured Downtown Pittsburgh looking for the peregrine falcon pair who haven’t used the Gulf Tower nest since March 10. They’ve got to be nesting somewhere by now, but where? Our Peregrine Quest came up with mixed results.

Doug walked Gateway Center/Market Square. Denise and her husband checked midtown including the 2012-2013 nesting zone. I checked Penn/Liberty and went to the North Shore for a wider view and John English went to Flag Plaza. Only John saw peregrines and he saw them almost immediately. (UPDATE: See Doug’s comment below.)

After John texted me with two peregrine sightings back-to-back — one flew past BNY Mellon down the Forbes-Fifth canyon and one perched on UPMC (U.S. Steel Building) — I raced over to Flag Plaza to see them, too. I hadn’t been there long before we saw an exciting but silent interaction.

A female peregrine was flying around UPMC and approaching the building again from the left when a male peregrine popped out from behind the building (using it as a blind) and attacked her from above! She evaded his dive-bombing and sailed around UPMC one more time, then circled up and sailed off toward Oakland.

Here’s a map of the buildings (red pins), the peregrine perch (green pin), our vantage point (brown pin), and the peregrine flight paths during our half hour of watching. After the attack the male perched on UPMC for a while but we missed seeing him leave.

View Downtown Pittsburgh, Peregrine Tussle, 3/22/15, 2pm in a larger map
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Why would a male peregrine attack a female during nesting season? The only time I’ve seen this happen is when the pair has eggs in the nest, the female is busy at the nest, and a new female shows up. The male then defends his territory, nest, and mate from an intruding female. So my guess is that the Downtown peregrines already have a nest.

We learned that they’re spending time at this end of town, but we still don’t know where they’re nesting.

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Thanks for posting that Kitten. Its a shame they're not using their box so everybody can share their excitement!

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Thanks KF!!

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if the pairs are different they may not know this is supposed to be their nest LOL

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if the pairs are different they may not know this is supposed to be their nest LOL


When they are found, it will be interesting to see... Thoughts similar here.
But, this pair vacated the box once before.


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from fb Pitt Peregrines

Dorothy's and E2's dad Louie and his mate Dori have been found again after leaving Gulf Tower. Dori has been nothing but trouble since she arrived. Here's hoping we don't go through something similar with Dorothy and E2 is well enough to keep the pair at the Cathedral.


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I just read that on Kate's blog...thanks for posting it here!!!

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Oh wow, that does look like a perfect nest for Dori, Louie, and babies. Too bad it's just not high enough. Since the people in the office are so fond of them,(and who wouldn't be?) maybe they could be trained for falcon watch. At the very least they could call somebody if a chick gets into trouble. Hope they fledge safely.


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A lot of folks are posting that they want to be involved in the fledge watch, so I'm hoping for good coverage. Alas, I'm still not very mobile (ongoing issues with knee replacement), but I'm planning to hang out on that side of town as much as possible during the first couple of days. I just wish it was closer to my office - which is catty-cornered from the Gulf Towers.


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Oh wow, that does look like a perfect nest for Dori, Louie, and babies. Too bad it's just not high enough. Since the people in the office are so fond of them,(and who wouldn't be?) maybe they could be trained for falcon watch. At the very least they could call somebody if a chick gets into trouble. Hope they fledge safely.


That's a very good point, ljames about the people in the office looking out for the kids!

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