This started when I posted this thread back in March and the birds were identified as peregrine falcons.
This is another photo of them.
While they were in residence no other bird survived in the area…except pelicans flopping around in the surf.
Heck, not even sharks eat pelicans. They left in June and the neighborhood went down hill.
Other birds returned and I woke up every morning to the annoying cooing of doves outside my window.
Having breakfast on my balcony was a whole new experience.
Sparrows were everywhere.
Forget walking inside to get another cup of coffee…my toast disappeared. * Wrens were bathing in the corner of my CP tray.
But in mid-September the birds were gone. *All except one tiny little guy who flew around with impunity. *No bigger than a robin, he would come screaming by my patio in a
near vertical dive, break right around a palm tree, break left around the flag pole, disappear around a corner and then do it all over again.
The more he practiced, the more impressive his flight became.
I took this time exposure photo at dusk with a 360-mm lens, which accounts for the poor quality.
That is the same window ledge mom and pop used to hang out on. *I have no idea what he eats. *A good size anole would give him quite a tussle but he sure is healthy.
Aaaaannnnd here's Chicklit. *