28 March 2023
After Morela returned from battling a challenger for 4 days, we puzzled why she wasn’t spending a lot time on the nest. Earlier than the problem she stayed on the nest all day and regarded as if she was about to put an egg, however since her return on Saturday 25 March she hasn’t spent a lot time on the nest.
The reason being in all probability that Morela’s hormones tamped down so she wouldn’t want to put an egg in the course of the battle. She has to get again within the temper. Ecco is engaged on it.
Yesterday, 27 March, Morela and Ecco held three bowing periods, each longer than the final. On the second session Ecco warmed up for 20 minutes and made elaborate bows and pauses. All of his strikes are a part of his courtship “dance.”
Watch two of their bowing periods within the video beneath. Alas, the microphone misbehaved so there isn’t a sound.
Keep tuned to the Nationwide Aviary Falconcam on the Cathedral of Studying and watch them courtroom.
Let’s see what occurs subsequent.
(images and video from the Nationwide Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)