Dori, the new female peregrine falcon at the Gulf Tower, is a first-time mother and a stepmother, the National Aviary announced today.
Two eggs at the building's peregrine falcon nest hatched on Mother's Day on Sunday. A third and fourth hatched Monday. At least one, and possibly two, of the eggs hatched belonged to Tasha2, the peregrine female that nested at the Gulf Tower since 1998 before being driven away by Dori in late March.
The public can follow the new blended family in their nest on the 37th floor of the Gulf Tower via the Pittsburgh FalconCam at www.aviary.org/falcon
The Pittsbugh FalconCam provides real-time streaming video and sound. Interested viewers can also skip to the "hotspots" section of the page to see archived footage of the hatchings.