Friday, April 6, 2018

Blogging from A-Z • F • Falco Peregrinus

There is a business park exactly 12 minutes away from one of my work locations.  Some days weather permitting I head over there if I have a 24+ minutes to spare to spend some time in the parking lot, facing this cliff:

Why would I stare at this cliff?  This is why:

Located in the circle is one half of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons(falco peregrinus).  Seeing one or both of these two is pretty much a 'sure thing' when visiting this business park.

I have visited and seen them about a dozen times but so far I only see them flying to and from and preening on the cliff side.

Other birders I've talked to have seen them successfully hunting along the edge of the parking lot and sometimes they put on quite a show, capturing their prey and flying from light post to light post in the parking lot!

I think this bird is saying, come back tomorrow to see what bird will be featured for the letter "G".

Today's earrings for the A-Z challenge are a pair stitched in a square peyote pattern.  At the end of the  A-Z challenge I will enter anyone who comments in a drawing to win a week's worth of earrings!

See you tomorrow!


  1. Fellow New Englander here! I had no idea we had peregrine falcons around here! Fascinating! They are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love that first photo, and then the second one to point out what we were missing. A bit like where's waldo :-)

    Are peregrine falcons the same birds that roots on city skyscrapers? Gorgeous birds! And, sensational earrings!

  3. Wow! The flacon sure is a beautiful bird. Those earrings are stunning too!!

  4. Great pictures! Our state capitol has a falcon cam and I've watched it quite a bit. Fun!

  5. Cool earrings with the colours! I love them. It must have been a windy day from the last picture of the falcon. How great to get these shots

  6. Funny that Today is the day I am reading this, because guess what I am doing tonight?!? Looking for the city Peregrine Falcon with the BirdMan. We did it last week, but it was already dusk and his photos were not to his liking. Hoping for a siting and better photos tonight. Your photos are fantastic!!! One day, they will show their dinner to you!
    And these earrings are my favorites so far!!! The design and the color are spectacular ~ they radiate! Is there a pattern for these?


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