Thursday, December 12, 2013
Peregrine and Bald Eagle in New Orleans
Yesterday I saw a Peregrine at a traditional spot, atop the Holy Name church tower at Loyola University. The bird, an adult with dark gray upperparts, could be seen with the naked eye- silhouetted as it sat on the center of the top edge, on the tower's east side. 230 pm. It stretched its wings and promptly made a brief foray out to the northeast for no apparent reason, returning immediately to within a few feet of where it had been.
At UNO, I was amazed to see an adult Bald Eagle sitting on the very top of the engineering building- my first perched on campus in 22 years. It was atop one of the transmitter-like structures on the roof.
A few minutes later there was a Blue-headed Vireo in a shade tree on the southwest corner of the Children's Center- not an easy bird to find wintering in park-like environments.
For a copy of Birding Made Easy-New Orleans, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or look for it at area book stores. It is now available at
Uptown: Garden District Book Shop, Maple Street Book Shop, Octavia Books
French Quarter and Marigny: Peach Records, Fauborg Marigny Art Books Music, Librairie Book Shop, Beckham's Bookshop, Arcadian Books and Prints, the Crabnet
Mid City: City Park Botanical Garden, Community Book Center
North Shore: Mandeville Chiropractic