Friday, April 16, 2010

I Can See My House From Here

...However, it's a little difficult to point to it.
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The natives don't look especially unfriendly...A peregrine falcon, not a huge big bird but they certainly make the pigeons run on time. They've got that pilot thing going, too, just as handsomely self-assured as can be. This one spent quite awhile observing our efforts, just out of reach. Not even the tower crew was interested in reaching, though; they may be little but they're all fight when it counts!

More later as I edit these photos.

10 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Just don't go to the edge and point the camera straight down. That makes my lower abdomen feel funny and my knees quiver. I'd rather jump out of an airplane at 10,000 feet than look of the edge of a four story parking garage.

Your job in the towers? Do not want. Would do, but do not want.

Tam said...

NJT,

"I'd rather jump out of an airplane at 10,000 feet than look of the edge of a four story parking garage."

This.

I once made my living by occasionally leaning out the window of a banking Cessna with a camera in my hands, but I have frozen up on the roof of a skyscraper.

Ken said...

We have peregrines in downtown Cleveland too. A couple of years ago, the Cleveland Orchestra (best in the world, it says here) was perfoming live on Public Square and played Brahms' Lullaby for the hatchlings.

Anonymous said...

Birds of prey know they are cool.

Shootin' Buddy

Old Grouch said...

Here's a reverse-angle shot for ya'.

D.W. Drang said...

Shootin' Buddy for the t-shirt slogan of that photo!

Actually, it sounds like a Far Side caption. ;-)

reflectoscope said...

Perhaps you could call he Benito?

Jim

Nathan said...

I wish a couple of those peregrines would come over and roost on that cubic Greco-Roman building on the southeast corner of North and Illinois.

Talk about pigeons (and starlings) that need to be run on time.

Linoge said...

Dear Lord.

You have no idea how thankful people like me are that people like you exist and are willing to do the things you do.

Trying to set up LOS communications towers all of 10 feet above the ground is somewhat... ineffective.

Roberta X said...

I was having fun. The Chase Tower is really not that scary; there's a railing (of sorts) and a nice wide platform.