The male would stick around though
Acting like dad now and looking at its feet for some preening! Bummed there's no band on that leg, but maybe next year.
Classic dad pose. No wonder the Rock Pigeons are terrorized, look at those talons!
The falcon stuck around long enough for me to get some video. It's lousy and pretty fuzzy but I did catch it preening and then the bird flew off and my camera went toward the sky hoping I could keep it in view while flying, but the little bugger swooped down instead. Figured I'd share just the same though.
I have only seen two of the juves since before the 4th and am concerned about the other so hoping it's allright. This is why I try not to get too involved in these birds, but it's hard not to, especially the adults who I've really gotten to know over the years. Hoping I'm just in over reaction mode again.
And a picture taken this morning up at the 24th floor of the State Trooper Helicopter surveying and taking pictures of the shooting scene. INSANE having a helicopter so close to you due to being up so high. This picture isn't even cropped!
And now a few photos taken at Institute Park earlier this week during lunch in my ongoing attempt of finding a Black-crowned Night Heron.
Besides that it's been quiet and not getting in any long walks or birding after work as I've been busy doing a canning inventory and organizing my canning space trying to figure out what I need to do next. As of right now, no more pickles as I still have plenty over from last year which is saying a lot because many have been consumed! Funny to look at it now and remember what frame of mind I was while canning last summer. Yes I missed out on a lot of birds, but shit I've got enough pickles to last me 5 years! I'm thinking no pickles this year as I'm enjoying being outdoors and out of my garden and kitchen this year.
A Wild Mountain Thyme as you can never have enough jam you know! ;-)
Take care all