Dé Domhnaigh, Eanáir 23, 2011

Saw A Couple of Falcons This Weekend

One was casually resting on a chain-link fence with a dead robin in its left talons, looking at through and past me as it scanned the street-level for whatever. It's one of those things that's perhaps interesting only in the sense that it's something one will probably see only once or twice in one's life. I mean it's weird that a raptor would even bother hunting over a town, let alone successfully. Songbirds and rodents have so many advantages in the city, so many trees and houses for cover. And it's something I feel oddly special somehow for witnessing.

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