Pitt Fledge Watch News + Forecast on June 2


Young peregrine walks on the nest rail, 1 June 2019, 12:57p (digiscope dby Kate St. John)

Yesterday at Pitt Peregrine Fledge Watch we saw Hope and Terzo give flight demonstrations and perch up high. The youngsters ledge walked back and forth from the nest to the nest rail. Half the time they were up above, the other half they were out of sight.

Here are a few photos from Saturday June 1. The captions tell the story.

Hope on the roof edge. The equipment is not near her, it just looks that way (photo by John English)
Two youngsters on the nest rail, 1 June 2019 (photo by John English)

When they’re not on the nest rail they explore near the nest. Can you see both of them in these photos?

Two young peregrines at the nest, 1 June 2019, 12:01p (photo from the National Aviary snapshot camera at Univ of Pittsburgh)
Two tails visible at the nestbox roof, 1 June 2019, 12:16p (photo from the National Aviary snapshot camera at Univ of Pittsburgh)
Young peregrine gazing down from above (digiscoped by Kate St. John)

At this moment (6am on June 2) it looks like there will be a gap in the storms just in time for Fledge Watch. If so we’ll be there from 11a to 1p. We’ll cancel for rain or thunder.

(photos by Kate St. John and John English)