Nov 13 2007

What a difference a day makes

Published by at 4:38 pm under Schenley Park,Weather & Sky

Fall leaves and sky in Oakland (photo by Kate)No gray skies today!  I took this picture at lunch time.

With good weather today and a cold front coming tomorrow, the birds are quite active:  large flocks of grackles in Schenley Park, blue jays flying south, a red-tailed hawk hunting near Central Catholic High School (steeple in picture), and a peregrine falcon perched at the top of University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning.

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4 Responses to “What a difference a day makes”

  1. Vernon 14 Nov 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Welcome to the world of Bird Blogs. I look forward to reading about birds and birding in the Pittsburgh area.

  2. Matt Zeitleron 14 Nov 2007 at 9:37 pm

    I always read your posts on the PA BIRDS list as I live in Pittsburgh as well. I’ve added your blog to my favorites and look forward reading it daily. Thanks so much.
    Matt Zeitler

  3. David Stasenkoon 16 Nov 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Hi, Kate.

    Isn’t mid-November late in the season for peregrines? I thought that, per their name, they peringrinated to warmer climes for the winter.

    Congrats on the blog.


  4. Kateon 17 Nov 2007 at 10:10 am

    The peregrines at University of Pittsburgh don’t need to migrate because they have enough to eat here all winter (pigeons). Also, if they migrated they could lose their territory and it would be hard to win it back. I’ll write more about peregrines in the days ahead.

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