Towse: views from the hill

January 20, 2011

Great Blue Heron?

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Could be, but I’m not a birder. Spotted at Fisherman’s Wharf. Monday, January 10, 2011.

July 23, 2010

Counting crows

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The murder of crows shows up in late afternoon, after the pandemonium (squabble?) of parrots has flown off to the night roost. The crows hang out in the trees down near where Levi’s Plaza meets the Embarcadero when they’re not having “walking practice” on the roof of Levi’s headquarters.

Ah, yes. Walking practice. Crows sit along the railings and watch others walk around on the roof. They caw and critique (“Hey, Max! You’re knock-kneed again!” “You walk like Mrs. Crow, Stanley!”) and caw again.

Then they’re off in a big whirl of black wings, reminiscent of THE BIRDS. Minutes later, they’re back again, plotting to take over the neighborhood, as soon as they learn to walk properly.

200-plus! Crows

February 8, 2010

[PHOTO] Red-tailed hawk

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A red tailed hawk hanging out down the hill


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Until a three-some of crows dive-bombed it until they chased it away.

November 16, 2009

Red-tailed hawk. Circling. Circling.

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