While out for a walk last Saturday, not long before the afternoon rain, I came across a Peregrine Falcon, one of the fastest birds in the world.
The falcon was, at this time, slowing things down and taking a rest on the roof of a car on Queen Street.
The bird held its place on top of the car while a small crowd gathered and the cars, buses and bikes continued streaming by in downtown Toronto.
The peregrine commanded respect, like it knew it was being admired.
Even the car owner patiently waited to see what the bird would next do.
Peregrine Falcons — in my limited Falcon knowledge — generally prefer higher perches, so it was a treat to see a cosmopolitan bird of prey this close, for this length of time.
I waited for a bit, snapped a couple of photos, and then moved on.
I had more of the day to take in before the rain arrived.
Keep your eyes open, you never know what you are going to see today.