So I’m about to make a turn from the Fresh Pond Mall onto Alewife Parkway, when I notice a cluster of people across the street. They’re all looking up at something, some with binoculars. One has a telescope. Are they birding? I look up.

And right on the face of building, right next to the big red “185”, there’s a huge nest with two enormous red-tailed hawks on it! How could I not have seen this before?

It’s new this year. In the last two months, Buzz and Ruby, have established a nest, complete with three young eyasses. The hawk-watchers are hoping to see them take flight by the end of May. Pigeons and seagulls of Alewife, beware!