While my wife and kids went to the Tracy Aviary yesterday, I had a bird encounter of my own. I was downstairs when I heard a bang. I thought it was someone slamming the door. I went upstairs but no one was home. I went outside to see if a tree branch fell on the roof. I found my neighbor and his kid, holding a mouse on a string.
My neighbor said sorry that his pet falcon got out and ran into my window. The kids say this bird is a little retarded.
I asked where he was and if he's all right and they pointed up. He was sitting right above me about 8 feet up.
I always thought falcons look like this
But this one had a dazed look more like this:
Wait. More like this:
So, falcons are pretty fast. This one shattered the window. This is the same window we had replaced about 2 months ago. But my neighbor was very cool and he's getting me a new one. He even came over and boarded it up until the window guy comes. And they eventually managed to get the falcon back in his cage.