Date: 5/7/19 11:37 am From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> Subject: [obol] Exciting morning
WHEW! What a morning! I'm sitting here at my desk processing my February Bird photos when suddenly there is a great ruckus. What sounded like a Kestrel INSIDE my attic! Right over my HEAD! On and on it went for some time. I rushed outside to see if it was stuck on the roof somewhere or did it get into the attic through a Flicker hole. Nothing, no holes in the house. By this time I was hoping the poor bird wasn't buried in my insulation (ours is quite deep). I continued downstairs and got my ladder. Opened up the attic access. Climbed in, turned on the light but no bird. We had had a bird work its way through the vent fan last year because the screen wasn't strong enough so I checked that. NOTHING. My mind is racing trying to figure out what is going on. I even checked behind the books on the shelf in case the bird had flown in somehow when a door was open. Still nothing.
THEN the calling started again and I discovered that the sound was coming from one of my computer speakers (up in the corner)!
DANG!! I had been watching the Peregrine nest cam at UC Berkley and forgot to back out of the image! Papa had come in with food and both chicks and Mama were calling.
Now THAT had raised my blood pressure a bit, but now I'm better and have gone back to watching the nest cam. With the sound OFF!