Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Falcons, falcons everywhere

The Gazette reported this morning that the Air Force Academy had lost a prairie falcon (photo of one at right). Well, not lost it exactly. The little winged mascot was out for a flight and just decided not to come back. Falcons will do that, I guess. The academy has been looking for the falcon, but not found him.

I can relate, because I've been looking for a falcon myself. Apparently there is a peregrine falcon living in town that frequents the old Gold Hill smoke stack on the West Side. After three sessions of waiting with binoculars, I still have yet to see it. Has anyone seen a small, blue-gray endangered raptor darting about town?


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