San Jose Peregrines

I have the good fortune of being able to watch peregrine fledglings in a few cities.  Comet and Striker are almost putting on a show for me.  Most of the time they are waiting for a food delivery from Clara or Fernando Cohete.

Their current favorite perch seems to be the old BofA building in San Jose.  They do go back to City Hall to roost at night.

This was the scene this morning.

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This bird chose Comet and Striker’s perch on BofA

Drove to City Hall and found one until he flew

Drove to City Hall and found one until he flew

Saw a black lump back on BofA.  It didn't look like the pigeon.  Then two limps appeared.

Saw a black lump back on BofA. It didn’t look like the pigeon. Then two lumps appeared

Back at BofA I heard kakking.

Back at BofA I heard kakking.

Do you think they saw me?

Do you think they saw me?

May Days

Great blue heron rookery is captivating all of us here.  I never knew the birds raised their young in a colony.  Twenty active nests are supporting probably close to 80 young.  It wouldn’t be spring without goslings and a swan.  And our local osprey has again chosen the communication tower at the train station.  I think he has a mate and she is in the nest.  Is that a big stick or a tail feather?

While I almost always post pictures of birds, my new Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue has taken up my time.   Mars is a Rhodesian/Red Bone Coon Hound mix.  He is a feral dog rescued in North Carolina and transported to New York for a new home.  Four of his seven littermates were adopted in NC and two came up north.  One was adopted and Mars and his brother have been in wonderful foster care for four months.  His brother, Neptune is available for adoption still.

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