Monthly Archives: June 2013

More gratuitous learning to fly shots

So I couldn’t just leave it at the pictures. Here’s one way that these birds build up their flight muscles.

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Learning to fly

Ok, I’ll count this post as gratuitous bird stuff.  Part of it does stem from a question I get a lot: “how do birds learn to fly?”  Well, they learn by doing.  The most important piece of it, though, is … Continue reading

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Here comes the rain again

As we prepare for another day of rain in Charlotte, I keep getting questions (many from my mother) about how the falcons handle the rain.  I can’t imagine that they really love it, but it really doesn’t do them much … Continue reading

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The Girl is Mine

Walking through the neighborhood this afternoon, I had my attention drawn to a high-pitched burbling sound.  Across the street from me were three Brown-headed Cowbirds.  They were walking through a yard, foraging in the wet grass and occasionally picking up … Continue reading

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All the noise noise noise noise

One of the questions that I was asked was about how the noise from uptown events (like the NASCAR Speed Street event) would affect the behaviors of the Peregrines on their nest.  In general, living in a place like the … Continue reading

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An afternoon workout

I’ve been out of town for most of the past few weeks and have missed a lot of the growing up that these birds have been doing.  I opened up the website today to see one of the chicks doing … Continue reading

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