Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

falcon time

I like the pair of American Kestrels I see on my lunch hour sometimes. Here's the female:

american kestrel 2 4 2015 breckinridge park

American Kestrels are little falcons.Sometimes it's tempting to think of them as cute birds that hover about and grab grasshoppers. But one snowy day I saw one with a little songbird, an Eastern Phoebe, in its talons. So they are cute little falcons that nonetheless are raptors.

Thank you to the folks who offered book suggestions. I added them to my list for this year--I did not have a list this year until now. My next book is a space opera, but I will have to have it in front of me to recall its author and title.

We watched the soap opera "Nashville". I am sad that Radio Shack is failing.
Subscribe

  • The Misplaced Bishop and the Dropped Queen

    Today one of my postal chess opponents committed a blunder, losing a queen. He resigned a few moments later, leaving a note that he accidentally…

  • The Rain After the Cold

    This morning I finished reading Edith Wharton's novella "Bunner Sisters." I found the story compelling. The rain fell solidly last night.…

  • Before the rain

    I got out this morning to take a walk, to get my exercise in before a storm moved in. I walked an hour in our neighborhood Glendover Park and the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments