Today my husband and I are officially downsizing from a house in Greenfield to a high-rise in Oakland. We’re not moving far, just 1.7 miles as the crow flies.
Moving itself is a pain but I’ll be in a neighborhood I know well, having worked nearby at WQED for 24 years. I’ll miss Greenfield’s nesting robins, cardinals and song sparrows but I’ll gain closeups of my favorite birds: common nighthawks, roosting chimney swifts, the winter crows and peregrine falcons.
Did I say peregrine falcons? Here’s a view from the high-rise roof deck (not from our apartment). When I took this photo I saw two peregrines perched on the Cathedral of Learning, one on the north face, one on the east.
Today we’ll be really busy moving from one side of Schenley Park to the other.
The movers come at 8:45am. Gotta run!
(photo by Kate St. John. Moving Day cartoon from Wikimedia Commons, click on the caption to see the original)