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Falcon Lays 1st Egg At Cathedral Of Learning

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PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — “Dorothy,” the nesting female falcon at the Cathedral of Learning, laid her first egg over the weekend.

“We expect that Dorothy will lay several more eggs,” Steve Sarro, director of animal programs at the National Aviary said in a press release today. “Peregrines typically hatch three to four eggs, although last year we had five chicks at both the Cathedral of Learning and the Gulf Tower.”

Bird watchers can keep an eye on the progress of the budding family via streaming video from the nest.

Sarro says that once the hatchlings are about a month old, the state Game Commission will examine and band the chicks before reuniting them with their parents.

So far, no word about egg activity from the city’s other peregrine nest at the top of the Gulf Tower, Downtown.

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