The falcon nest
Tuesday May 01st 2012, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

Today was banding day: three males, one female peregrine eyas at San Jose City Hall. If you’re curious, there’s a condensed video here: Glenn Stewart from UC Santa Cruz rappelling down from the roof to the top of the hvac unit with its ledges around it, the female (the biggest) sqawking and pecking at him as he works…

…And the thing that was novel to me was the sound. Glenn had a videocam on his helmet this year. I’ve heard descriptions of the kakking, of people hearing the indignant parents from 18 floors below and several city blocks away, but this was the first time I’ve ever been able to really know what they were talking about and I am very grateful for that new helmetcam.

Richard finally asked if I might want to turn it down?

Meantime, right here at my own patio was the swift swooping-by of my own Cooper’s hawk. Let the wild rumpus start!

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Comment by Bev 05.02.12 @ 8:35 am

This family has been around for a while. Do they get to vote?

Comment by Don Meyer 05.02.12 @ 10:11 am

Cool for Glenn’s videocam w/audio for you!

Comment by LynnM 05.02.12 @ 12:16 pm

Loved the video. Thanks for the link!

Comment by RobinM 05.02.12 @ 1:37 pm

Amazing video! Thanks for the link. DH got the privilege of watching/listening, but he didn’t ask me to turn it down — he just left the room to fix the lightweight vacuum and then called me to help.

Comment by sjanova 05.02.12 @ 5:27 pm

I am all for wild rumpuses.

Comment by twinsetellen 05.02.12 @ 7:24 pm

I was taking the boyfriend to the allergist today, and we saw some sort of raptor way up in the sky. It was VERY large and very impressive– I thought of you!

Comment by Lanafactrix 05.02.12 @ 8:41 pm

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