Thursday, June 21, 2012
And then there were Three
I'd get over by City Hall and something would catch my eye and that something would be the other juvenile Peregrine Falcon.
Where I'd find one to the left of the tower.
Little buggers I'd think. Of course I'd put two and two together and realize the one on the ledge would be juve number three so from the 24th floor I'd get my bins on that one just to reconfirm my previous confirmation.
Before I left work for the day, I'd go up to 24 one more time to do my last headcount and the two juves at City Hall would still be there.
And this time huddled together in what little shade there was trying to escape the heat. I'd watch them for a bit and get all wishy washy wondering if the larger juvenile heard its sibling crying over at City Hall so flew over from wherever it was to keep it company. I've been reading the recent posts over at MassBird about how humans emotionalize nature vs the other creatures who inhabit it so not sure if I romanticize some of my birding observations based on what I think as a person but seeing those two together like that and the male grooming the juvenile a couple of days ago, I do think bonding and love does go on between birds as I've been very fortunate to witness it first hand and feel its a privilege. I'd do one more scan of the juve on the ledge who would still be there but looking toward City Hall. My human and emotional guess is it's lonely without its siblings and will be with them by the time I make it into work tomorrow morning.
On a separate note, I didn't see either adult today. They could be in hiding or they could have decided to head to Lake Quinsigamond for a picnic lunch and some much needed rest and I can't say that I blame them as trying to keep track of them all has left me exhausted!
Now I await for this awful heat spell to break. It's so hot out there this evening the only bird I'm hearing is the mocker singing up a storm over near the mailbox.
Take care all