minor update

Have to remember to summary the late summer – butterfly finals, bird and spider finals, rabbit nest in front yard, etc.

Yesterday was the last day of Chimney Swift stragglers around the big stack next to the building; no sign of them today.  Instead, a flock of Blackbirds over the hospital looking like a hawk in the offing, but I didn’t see one.  We’ve had a yearling Peregrine bopping around a bit, so maybe, or maybe one of our local urban Sharp-shins.  Speaking of urban wildlife, a dead Raccoon in the road this morning, looking very healthy and well-fed (before it became road-kill last night, anyway).  Haven’t seen the (resident?) Red-tail in months, so presumably gone to greener pastures or killed by one of the local gang-bangers; the neighborhood shooting has gone way down since the Cedonia gang seems to have successfully absorbed us and fought off the Harford Road guys, but we still have action most weekends.  No more auto-weapon fire, thank goodness; back to the big handguns and shotguns, and once in a while a whack that sounds more like a .225 rifle or some such.  The old standby 9mm seems to have gone out of fashion; I hardly ever hear the pop-pop-pop any more.  Presumably the .44s and Desert Eagles are the new handgun of choice among the discerning thugnoscenti.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: