Growing up, moving out
Wednesday August 25th 2010, 11:57 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

In anticipation of our own nest about to empty: Veer, the baby peregrine tiercel (male) hatched last year at City Hall, has clearly found and established his personal space, having been found there, repeatedly.  Although he won’t officially be a mature adult till next spring, his adult featheration is pretty much in–and he has a falcon (technical term for female) hanging out with him these days. Look at that lovely white line over her beak. Just like his mom’s, only a bit poofier, even shaped like knit stitches across a row; ya gotta love it. (His father’s is dark all the way down.)

I guess it’s official: everybody’s into knitting now!

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The bird is gorgeous. Looks like a garter stitch pattern to me.

Comment by Joansie 08.26.10 @ 4:25 am

Huh. So falcons are females? Cool!

Love the parallels between the two families…

Comment by Channon 08.26.10 @ 6:37 am

She’s a beauty, mono-brow and all! Gives new meaning to “knitting one’s brows”. LOL!

Comment by Julie 08.26.10 @ 8:20 am

Gorgeous bird! And I loved the other photos on that site. So, your nest is emptying? Who is leaving, Michelle?

Comment by Don Meyer 08.26.10 @ 9:06 am

Yes, everybody’s into knitting. Even my DD, who came to knit nite last week, and knit on some I-cord for me while we laughed together with the group. She has now asked me to knit a shawl for her wedding. . .next August! (It was going to be Nov. 2011 up until last night!) I better get started in the pattern picking! lol

Comment by Pam 08.26.10 @ 1:09 pm

I like the thought of being a falcon. I like the thought of young love even more!

Comment by twinsetellen 08.26.10 @ 9:19 pm

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