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Old 12-09-2016, 06:27 PM   #1
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Amazing experience!

Not parrotlet related, but I have to share because this is just so amazing....

Ricky's cage is right in front of the patio door in my living room. He's really good about quietly playing by himself when he's in his cage, but a few minutes ago he freaked out, and when I looked up, this is what I saw on my deck railing: (I can't believe it could see Ricky in his cage through the window, but I guess the term 'hawk-eye' is true, because there is no other explanation for him to land on my deck)

Edited to add: this bird has been identified as a peregrine falcon by an outdoor bird enthusiast friend of mine.



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Old 12-10-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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Woww! Really beautiful!!
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:27 AM   #3
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Had that happen to Jules a few years ago. She will not go near a window since. There be scary stuff out their and she is definitely an indoor bird and knows it.
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Old 12-10-2016, 11:39 AM   #4
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Ricky is fine, he immediately went to his play table and started playing with his toys.

It was more exciting for myself....I live in a second floor condominium, so to see something like this spectacular bird land on my deck was absolutely amazing. A friend told me that this is a good omen, and the superstitious part of me wants to believe that.

Definitely something I will never forget, I still almost can't believe it.
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Ricky is fine, he immediately went to his play table and started playing with his toys.

It was more exciting for myself....I live in a second floor condominium, so to see something like this spectacular bird land on my deck was absolutely amazing. A friend told me that this is a good omen, and the superstitious part of me wants to believe that.

Definitely something I will never forget, I still almost can't believe it.
Actually where I come from we also believe it's really good luck
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Ricky is fine, he immediately went to his play table and started playing with his toys.

It was more exciting for myself....I live in a second floor condominium, so to see something like this spectacular bird land on my deck was absolutely amazing. A friend told me that this is a good omen, and the superstitious part of me wants to believe that.

Definitely something I will never forget, I still almost can't believe it.
That makes sense then. For us hawks and falcons are regular occurrences. They hunt in this area all the time and it is seldom I leave the house and do not see one sitting on a pole or fence. The osprey nest about a mile down the road was new to the area a couple of years ago but we have gotten used to them. The peregrine falcon is a regular to our house as are the blue herons that are on my docks most mornings. They are fun to watch. But Jules being a small blue bird has decided to forgo window sitting after the peregrine took special interest to her and kept sitting on the railing outside her window for a while.
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That is totally awesome...love them "close encounters," very sweet!
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That makes sense then. For us hawks and falcons are regular occurrences. They hunt in this area all the time and it is seldom I leave the house and do not see one sitting on a pole or fence. The osprey nest about a mile down the road was new to the area a couple of years ago but we have gotten used to them. The peregrine falcon is a regular to our house as are the blue herons that are on my docks most mornings. They are fun to watch. But Jules being a small blue bird has decided to forgo window sitting after the peregrine took special interest to her and kept sitting on the railing outside her window for a while.
Wow, I'd like to live where you live! Although I live within clear sight of a very large river, I've never had a bird this size land so close to me. I regularly see bald eagles, herons and tons of hawks, they are mostly in the fields and ditches across the river. I am kind of clueless when it comes to wild birds of prey, so at first I thought this was a large hawk of some sort. A knowledgeable friend told me what it actually is, and I didn't even know we had falcons around here.

As silly as it sounds, I feel like there is some meaning to this bird landing on my deck railing....other than it just wanted Ricky for lunch I don't even know how it hung on, since the railing is round, and it was snowing.
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WOW what an incredible experience for you!!! How beautiful to see a falcon in the snow.
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Great picture of a truly beautiful raptor. Having two birds, on two occasions I encountered a hawk sitting on the railing of my deck.

I took the budgies out in a windowed porch. I never knew of a hawk sitting there until my two birds absolutely panicked in fear trying to get away from the folding dryer rack they were playing on. I stared in amazement of how that hawk knew they were there. Hawkeye is the best description. In this house the birds were in their cages when a hawk landed on the upper deck. Those golden eyes meant to kill! Amazing close-up experience.
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