While I was photographing these majestic birds, I couldn't help feel a sense of sadness. Here were the iconic birds as Mike so perfectly describes them, and no one in the entire downtown area noticed them besides me. Horns were honking, people were shouting, and the normal bustle associated with city life surrounded me. Are we as human kind so busy with blackberries, meetings and schedules to not notice birds as incredible as these? I am probably over analyzing here, but I have noticed this a lot more lately and it makes me even more appreciative to have found this hobby. I think if more people embraced nature and wild life, we would be a much happier society.
The falcon above was in this same exact spot for an hour and a half. I took a quick glance at the building from my office when I went to get something from the printer and he was still there. I was a little concerned and decided to check up on him in another half hour. He was still in that spot so I called Tufts Wildlife Clinic to see if this is normal. The wildlife specialist said that falcons often will perch for long periods of time when they are eating or trying to establish their territory.