I’m experiencing a little falcon fan-boy moment

I just had two Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) scream by the apartment building at eye (fifth floor eye) level. One pulled up and did a little “wing over” before peeling off in another direction.

This is the second time that I’ve seen Peregrines in the last week or so. I know that they live over on the CIBC building at Yonge & Bloor, but I hadn’t seen them outside my window.

Birding in the ‘hood

Went for a long walk with Heather and Ollie today. While being annoyed by dog owners who have their dog off-leash, let the dog run up to Ollie and then say: “He’s not good with Puppies”, I did manage to enjoy some spring migrants. My morning list highlights:

  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • A Verio of some sort
  • Black and White Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Black-throated Blue
  • Redstart

The busiest spot was on the Davenport hill just below Casa Loma and Spadina House. Not suprising given that it’s the best habitat for migrants in the area.

This was a nice follow-up from the birding trip that my Dad and I took at the beginning of the month. I took some neat-o photographs, so feel free to have a look-see.