Jun 23 2008
…a peregrine appears.
Nope, my blog isn’t over. There are plenty of birds to write about. In fact I feel guilty that I gave them so little attention in the past three months. But just when I think peregrines won’t put in an appearance… ta dah!
This afternoon Heather Jacoby captured this photo of an adult peregrine perched on a windowsill at the Oliver Building in downtown Pittsburgh.
By the size and look of this bird I think she’s an adult female and there can be only one adult female peregrine in downtown Pittsburgh: Tasha, the Queen of the Gulf Tower.
She looks almost tame – Heather said she was curious about the people inside the window – but don’t be fooled. Tasha is far from tame. To her, people are harmless when indoors but if someone had opened a window she’d have shown what she’s made of!
So keep checking this blog. I’m still writing about birds and when the other birds get boring I’ve got peregrine news to spice things up. Peregrines show up in the most surprising ways.
Thank you to Heather Jacoby for sharing her photo with us. She was so lucky to see Tasha this close!