Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Reports from the urban nature front
1) The cardinals started their territorial songs this week. I could hear one at sunrise, singing his repetitive descending call (is that a territory thing or a "where's my woman" thing? I don't have a cardinal-English dictionary). Spring approacheth! But first: February and March. Ugh.
2) While waiting for the el this morning, I watched a hawk (prob. red-tailed) circling near Pulaski and Avondale. This is the second time I've seen a hawk flying in the neighborhood (not to mention the sharp-shinned hawk in a tree on Harding). I'm very curious to know where the hawk is living. I have heard there's a nest on the west side, on a smokestack, but there are also lots of big trees in our neighborhood.