Even Architects Need Hobbies
Adding to my list of interests including world travel, electric guitar, and exercise (um, begrudgingly) – I have added bird watching–but just one bird for now. She is a Peregrine Falcon and her name is Fiona. She perches on a ledge directly outside my office window on the 9th floor. She is majestic and gorgeous.
I started with casually observing her, taking some pictures, and posting them to my blog. Then, I decided to purchase a motion-activated video camera because after working late one night, two falcons were huddled up in the corner and I thought I have to see more. In the short time the video camera has been there, I have learned that Fiona sleeps on her ledge most nights, gets up at around 6:15 and flies off by 6:30. She visits me about twice a week during the day. When she lands she calls for about 15 to 30 seconds to announce herself. I’ve captured this on video in “A Conversation Between 2 Falcons.” I’ve also noticed that she is tagged. If anyone knows how to followup on identifying her, please let me know.
The Curiosity of the Falcon…
Sure I could Google about the Falcon and learn how they live, where they nest, how they hunt, but I think in this case it is better to learn by observation and I am excited for this story unfold. So, let’s all have some fun and learn a little about Peregrine Falcons. ENJOY!
See What Fiona Has Been Up To
I recently saw the obituary for Tom J. Cade. It ended with this quote:
A lot of activity last night in the Falcon community. In this video you
In case you were wondering what do Falcons do at night, well looks like
Check out the last few seconds of this late January 2019 video. It was
I bought a web cam to capture images of Fiona. Exciting things are happening
Based on the Wikipedia description, Fiona may be a Peregrine Falcon: “A large,
“It’s Summer Time and the Livin’ is Easy” Here are some pictures I snapped