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Lunch On Mercury - Short Falcon Watch 2/27/2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Pat here, posting just my second Falcon Watch Report ever, so bear with me. It’s really short.

I brought my camera to work yesterday and managed to catch a Beauty meal on the Mercury statue. As usual, Dot.ca begged her to share, but she was having none of that. He did get the leftovers, though. And that’s all she wrote.

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All 4 Resident PEFA’s seen today 2-8-17

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was a bit breezy with a few snowflakes in the air and a temperature of 26 (F) -3 (C)

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So I thought it was time I did an actual falcon watch and write a report instead of just checking on our beloved falcons on my way to and from walking Bella. I began my watch at Seneca Towers where I was happy to see both Billie and Seth on the north end of the building. She was on the northwest corner below the railing with her back to me and he was on his favorite spot on the north window ledge.

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I didn’t spend too long with them as I had to give a friend a ride to the Federal building downtown. Once there, I spotted both Beauty and Dot.ca (DC) on the top I-beam southeast side of OCSR. They were facing each other at first with about 9 windows between them.

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DC flew off after a few minutes heading south over the river and returned about a half minute later to land near the south corner of OCSR where he was closer to the Beautyful one about 3 windows from her.

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They both flew off soon after heading west and disappearing behind OCSR from where I was parked at the Rochester Riverside Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel). I drove over to Bragdon Place where I could see that DC had gone to the top I-beam northeast side of OCSR and Beauty to the north end of the Crossroads building.

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I left at this point to walk Bella and check the Brighton site and DSS building but found no falcons at either location. Upon returning to downtown I found Beauty and DC were right where I left them and while I was tweeting, Beauty snuck off and flew around to the top I-beam southeast side of OCSR with DC remaining on the north side. He stretched, pooped and settled in, showing me his back and then I had to leave to pick up my friend from her hearing at the Federal building.

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When I got home Seth was on the northwest corner of Seneca Towers to greet me. As always, I ended my watch with a smile after sharing space with our resident Rochester Peregrine Falcons! :)

Click on the links below to see today’s videos

https://youtu.be/f9p9ryspPQg

https://youtu.be/ZahxuFef2Y8

Winter Falcon Watch Report - 2/4/18

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Time for another Sunday morning falcon watch.  It was cloudy and dreary, with a wet snow falling.  Before I arrived downtown, falcon watchers Larry O and MAK had reported falcon sightings.  Larry had seen Beauty on the top Ibeam of the north side of OCSR and MAK had reported seeing both Billie and Seth at ST on the north side window ledge.

I found Beauty on the same spot Larry had reported seeing her, on the north side of OCSR.  I drove all over downtown looking for Dot.ca, but couldn’t find him.  I returned to keep watch on Beauty.

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While I was watching Beauty, she started to vocalize.  She was announcing the arrival of Dot.ca.  I looked up just in time to see him fly up into the OCSR elevator shaft.

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I was happy to see both of them doing well.  It was time to move on.

My next stop was Seneca Towers (ST).  From Maplewood Park, I could see both Billie and Seth were still on the north end window ledge where MAK had reported seeing them.

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It was time to end my falcon watch.  On my way home, I did check the Charlotte area, where I found no falcons.  But, I found Abbotts still closed for the season.  Soon, there will be a long line waiting for yummy ice cream!  :)

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More cold temps and snow expected here in Rochester.  Hope everyone is keeping warm!


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