July 14, 2008

This job IS for the birds...

We have a friend who monitors the alley behind the BU Theatre - and keeps the vermin at bay. My office overlooks that alley - and Matthews Arena beyond.

This was the view from my window this afternoon. Please pardon the quality - my window is really really dirty. I would love to know what kind of bird it is - I'm guessing a hawk of some kind. Write in and tell me if you know...



And no - I don't spend my days gazing out the window... our evening custodian, Tony, told us about the view.

Update (July 16): I have had two confirmations that this is a juvenile Red-tail Hawk. Linda Cocca at Mass Audubon went on to say:

"When the young leave the nest they are the same size as the adults, but their coloration is different---the young don’t have the red tail.

There have been a pair of red-tails nesting in the vicinity of BU for 2 or 3 years now and this bird is probably one of the offspring.

PS> She Loves Me closed in Williamstown on Saturday and this morning a truck was unloaded here on Huntington Ave with the props, motion control equipment and stock scenery. It's all back! Yay. Most shows have about a six month life from design through closing. This one I've been working on for at least a year now....

1 comment:

Michael said...

can somebody tell eileen Mike said Happy Birthday,,,,i lost my phone:)