Thursday, November 17, 2016
This afternoon I spotted a suspicious silhouette perched on the large water tower in Old Jefferson, and took a quick U-turn to come back and check it out. Sure enough, a Peregrine.
This is the first time I have seen one there. The only raptor I have seen perch there before- and I have checked a lot- was a Kestrel, about a month ago. It makes the third urban Jefferson Parish water tower on which I have seen a Peregrine. Yay! This tower is adjacent to Riverdale High School. The bird was about half way up, on one of the major horizontal beams.
As an aside, I also saw two Bald Eagles flying about in the vicinity of the West Bank Expressway-Hwy 90 interchange in Avondale this morning. A nice diversion amidst the gridlock of rush hour! Perhaps a new nest location is in the works...