Well, word has it that there are two Peregrine Falcons looking to make a home over at the Flagship Bank building in downtown Worcester (see blurb above). Whoot! Guess What!!! I can see this building from my office window!! To make this even more exciting, there are a couple of Red Tailed Hawks I have seen downtown in the past week so I am hoping they decide to play house around here too!
Now when I go to work I bring both my binoculars and camera. When the computer starts to choke, out come the binoculars as I search the horizon and buildings for signs of either bird.
Of course this genius idea does carry risk. I often think about the inevitable day when a fellow coworker comes into my office to inquire about something and there I will be gawking out at downtown Worcester with my binoculars. They will automatically assume I am a typical slacker who likes spying on innocent people as they go about their business. Embarrassed and sheepish I will innocently explain that my computer is acting up again and I am searching for falcon's in hopes of getting a picture. They will look at me with a mix of shock and pity as they back out of the office slowly. As if I can't be perceived as anymore of a freak at my work place.
Anyhow, I have weighed out those risks and determined that it's worth the cause. I am doing month end processing this week which brings my computer to its knees for up to 30 minutes at a time. In between non computer busy work I will be searching away in hopes I can see the falcon which will be a lifer for me. Wish me luck! The way my birding has been going, I need it! ;o)