Peregrine rescue!
Tuesday July 17th 2012, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

A silk shawlette got finished and blocked around noon and it’s dry already. Hoping the bride-to-be I haven’t met yet will like it–I’m about to dive into another, maybe a straight rectangle, just to be sure.

The new defroster part came today and between the three of us we got the job done. Richard was pleased a minute or two later, telling me he could hear the ice on those coils already melting–that means we shouldn’t have to take the freezer wall apart again. Othankyouthankyouthankyou.

And. Esperanza, one of the first of the falcons ever to have fledged from San Jose City Hall, made a nest near the end of the Bay Bridge. Three eggs didn’t hatch, but one, very late in the season, did and got banded today. The video is here, above the water, with gorgeous shots of Espie guarding her little one. Enjoy.

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She will love it because you made it!

Comment by Kelli King 07.18.12 @ 12:10 am

How could she not like a shawl knitted by you?!

Comment by Jody 07.18.12 @ 4:43 am

Of course, she will love it.

It is quite nice to have a man handy.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.18.12 @ 8:30 am

I was able to grab a few photos off that peregrine video. A couple of Espe, and a couple of the baby –
not too good.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.18.12 @ 9:16 am

Hooray to the new bird-parents! That’s great news.

And I’m sure the first shawl is lovely and perfect. I finished the newborn snuggy last night, minus some last-minute embroidery, awaiting the gender of said now-late arrival…

Comment by Channon 07.18.12 @ 9:24 am

shawls and the fridge all finished at once — you have been busy!

thanks for the link to the video — every time I watch these I think of the song “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and how the community out there has become the “eye” watching out for this beautiful species — wonderful!!

Comment by Bev 07.18.12 @ 9:40 am

I’ve driven across the Bay Bridge many a time. I’ve sailed underneath it. And now I’ve seen it in video from the standpoint of someone standing on it. And I saw falcons, too. Thanks!

For some reason all I feel like doing this afternoon is reading about falcons.

I am glad to hear about the shawl being finished and the fridge fixed. Sounds like a good day to me.


Comment by RobinM 07.18.12 @ 12:05 pm

Oh I do hope the fridge is fixed this time! And I’m sure the shawlette is perfect. Yay for Espie!

Comment by DebbieR 07.18.12 @ 12:34 pm

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