“If u can read mah lips, SEND WATER… S E N DDDDD W A T E R. AND PIJON. A A A N N D. P I I J J J J J J O O O O O O N N N N N N N N N N.”
It was quite a day at the Jersey City Falcon Cam. Pushed to the limit by the heat, Baby Ivy’s whole world was transformed when she left the relative comfort of her little nest box and was cast into the Dark Arena of the Rooftop.
“BEEEENNN WURSTTTT! KATHYYYY CLARKKKKK. HALPPPPP! OPEN THE DOOOOORRRRR!” True stuff: That is the actual door to the Rooftop at 101 Hudson Street where Kathy Clark & Ben Wurst enter, get mauled by falcons while attempting to play with them, then run for cover. Ivy stood there for quite some time apparently waiting for it to open, apparently knowing the A/C must be on in someone’s office downstairs.
Ivy hobbled her away around the entire Rooftop Arena, looking every bit as hilarious as Peregrine Falcon do when they walk.
I KNOWZ U IZ WATCHING… SEND COLD. S E N D C O L DDDDDDDD.
Desperate to escape the Arena, Ivy attempts her first flight. Unfortunately, Ivy is apparently too young to understand that running around the Rooftop and trying to learn to fly is precisely the wrong thing to do when you are overheated.
I FOUNDZ THE WATER. IZ DOWN THERE. SOMEBODYZ BRING IT UP HERE.
But after hours of this, Ivy got the hang of real life on the Rooftop and found her sweetspots. Including this one: Mom & Dad’s favorite perch.
It’s a whole new world for Baby Ivy from here on out.
I asked Kathy Clark, Master Of All Peregrines if Ivy had truly become a woman today, a question she patiently answered: “Graduated Kindergarten, maybe. At least she is thinking about something other than food.”
For those of you who don’t know Ivy’s backstory and why she is such a special bird,
you can check some past Readings.
Follow along with the action at the Jersey City Falcon Cam.