Suddenly the head of maintenance came into my office with a big grin on his face and asked me if I had my camera. Falcons, I asked. Yup, he said. I grabbed my camera and ran with him to the elevator which he had stopped on the floor for us!! Woot, talk about service!
The elevator climbed to the top floor slowly as we adjusted our camera settings crossing our fingers that it was still there. The service elevator stopped to pick someone up and we rolled our eyes hoping this wouldn't delay us too much. The window washers came in with all of their equipment. When I say window washers I am talking about the ones who wash windows OUTSIDE the building. These are very brave souls to venture out onto the 23rd floor of a skyscraper with a platform that is held by wiring. I don't know how they do it.
They looked at us inquisitively as the maintenance man explained that one of the falcons was up on the top floor. They nodded their heads in a knowing manner as they are well acquainted with the peregrines. You see, last year one of the peregrines actually attempted to dive bomb them while they were washing windows on the 22nd floor. It was on the side where their nest is and I am sure they did it to defend their eggs. It must be a day for perching one of them said, we just got back from a job with a Red Tailed Hawk on it and it didn't move. My ears perked up and I asked them what building it was. The diocese they said. Hmmmmm......Must make mental note to check that out next time I am in the area!!
Click, click, click, click, click, went my camera. I was shocked at how fast it was clicking and impressed with my newly found feature. I tried to keep up with the bird but it was no use for an ISO newbie such as myself.