Moving Day

The Last Load: Can’t you take a few things more?
Moving Day cartoon, New York City 1869 (image from Wikimedia Commons)

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.

View from the roof of my new home (photo by Kate St. John)

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)

10 thoughts on “Moving Day

  1. Congrats, Kate, to you and your husband on your new home. May you have many hours of falcon watching from your new place.

  2. Moving is a hassle always (having done it at least a dozen times in my life). But, aside from peregrines, you’ll be perfectly positioned to watch the crows come fall!

  3. Blessings to you and your husband, and your new home, Kate!! In the last 10 years, due to work and life, I have had to move 4 times. It was not fun at all, but I have not regretted any of them. Enjoy your new place and especially the new view!!!

  4. Congratulations Kate.
    Wish you health,peace,happiness and wonderful birdwatching in your new home.

  5. I hope the move went well. And now you can start to work on your new Yard List! Every bird will be new at first!

  6. I look forward to your in-person falcon reports on the Cathedral of Learning. You’ll need a big long lens so you can share those falcon photos. Hopefully you’ll see the trio get resolved and eyases next year. Rochester NY continues to enjoy our C of L connection. Beauty is now 13 and one amazing female peregrine.

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