San Jose City Hall took a break from corruption scandals for love -- two peregrine falcons are nesting on the roof of the city's newest architectural landmark, and possibly mating as well. Mayor Ron Gonzales and the then-City Manager Del Borgsdorf discovered the falcons during a meeting on the 18th floor, where one of them (maybe spacing out during a tedious stretch of administrative agency reports) noticed pigeon feathers floating past the window. Turns out the falcons were having a little lunch.

San Francisco has peregrines too, on the roof of the PG&E building. And who could forget Paula Zahn's feathered New York neighbor, Pale Male?

Picture of SJ falcon by Rick E. Martin from the Merc News