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Long time after the kestrels had gone in search of a new home to spend
the cold, I have a need to know what happened to the
little mirror shoved by a windís hurricane-force from the window of my kitchen down
to the nest. I lean out with some difficulty : the location
of the nest is completely empty. The mirror has disappeared
Spring will come again and my winged friends shall reappear, building new
nests, laying the coloured eggs that give birth to tiny sweet white cottony
birdies like these ones found in Google:
Climate is strange this year 2012. The whether hops from cold to warm without
The kestrels are coming again very soon, too soon I think. I saw the
male, making guard on February, 28, 2012. Afterwards they had to fly away
because of the cold.
Kestrels copulating Ė photo found in Google
Last Monday, the sky was† grey, very grey ; and it began to
rain. All the morning it was raining. In the afternoon the sun appeared for a
wile. Opening the window, I let the little warm of it coming inside to enjoy my
soul. And guess what I saw then: I saw my dear kestrels patrolling the place.
It was September 24, 2012. Not habitual neither.
They cannot remain, because the cold will return. This year is really a strange
Tomorrow is the last day of the year (here, in my apartment: 14 degrees;
this is cold for an in place). I am wearing a very warm coat and I donít suffer
from the low temperature. But the thermometer could drop, get lower still more,
and as I donít want to catch a cold, I put on the little heater I have near me.
From the beginning of November, the birds I have around are no more my
dear friends kestrels ; but a couple of seagulls!!!
They are very, very big, enormous, taking the place of my friends, the
kestrels; what I donít like at all. †The image
I see when I look through the window in the morning,
is this giant couple making guard on the roof in the crossing of streets.
Thatís makes me afraid for the kestrels. I hope the seagulls will do what
they have to do and get away before the returning of the kestrels, which would
be Ė I suppose Ė on the last days of March, or beginning April. I donít want to
imagine what could happen otherwise. This kind of seagulls
are much bigger than the kestrels, three or four times beyond. And they
are carnivorous, too !!! ... ...
I was furious at first, but now I began to get accustomed. They use to
communicate between them by clucking. It is amusing to see their beak opening
and closing when advising each other at the hearing of some unexpected noise.
Novembre 26, 2012
We are now in 2013, exactly today is January 5th. Continuing referring myself to the birds of my living environment, on the first
spring days, is going to appear a strange kind of birds, called swifts. As the
climate is unusually mild for the season, they are already here. They must have
their nest around here, because I see the flock of them before every† sunset dancing
and making a real concert of joyful cries in the sky.
Found in Internet :
Normally, they make their nest only once in their life, and return
always to put their eggs in it, when the nice days of spring call them. At
seeing them, people fell happy because they think winter is gone. But this
year, same as the kestrels they were deceived by the hectic climate, which
seems to like hopping from cold to warm without advising.
Theses birds have a very strange behaviour. They spend all their life in
the air without alighting; they do it only to make the nest and lay the eggs.
They sleep at a height of two thousand meter just slowing the movements of
their wings from ten to seven times per second.
Birdies do not be taught how to fly. They have it in their genes. They
leave the nest flying and never return to it. They go on flying without stop
during two year. After this time they are adults and able to build a nest and
grow a family.
All these swift Ď s images were found in Internet
and arranged for AIR