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Thursday Evening Falcon Watch - Dot.ca Takes on City Hall and Beauty on FCT! - 8/29/13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Just as I was approaching City Hall (6:45 pm), I heard Peregrine vocalizations filling the air.  I looked up in time to see a Falcon zip up to and land on the west side, south end of City Hall.  I quickly parked my car and looked up.  Just above me on top of the roof line was an adult Peregrine.  After getting some good looks thorough my binoculars, I verified that it was Dot.ca.  He spent a lot of time walking along the roof and looking down.  I had to wonder if he had been on a hunt and that his prey had escaped by landing on the ground nearby.  I looked around and could not see anything.

Dot.ca was vocalizing quite a bit and he was being answered by Beauty, who was about 1/2 way down the Frontier Communication Tower on the south side.  I love to hear them “chat” with each other.  lol

Here are a few of the pics I took of DC on City Hall.

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Crows were coming through and landing on nearby buildings.  CAW CAW CAW! Dot.ca watched their every move, but did not give chase.  A bee was buzzing right in front of him and he was fascinated with it.  Finally about 7:15 pm, he took off heading northwest past the FCT, where Beauty remained.  It wasn’t long before Dot.ca returned and landed on the top arm of the FCT.  Now both B&DC where there. Larry O joined me at the Hochstein parking lot on the south side of the Frontier Comm Tower, with his dog Harold.

Beauty and Dot.ca on FCT 8-29-13Beauty on FCT 8-29-13*

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Just before 8:00 pm, first Beauty and then Dot.ca took off, heading SE towards downtown.  Once the Falcons had left, Harold decided it was time for he and Larry to leave too.

Harold Ready to Leave Beep! Beep! 8-29-13*

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Even though it was getting dark, I decided to drive around the downtown area before I ended my watch, hoping to find Beauty and DC before heading home.  I did not find Dot.ca, but I did find Beauty at one of her nighttime roosting spots.  She was on top of the Xerox Tower on the south side, 5th column in from the SE corner.

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It was time to end my evening Watch.  Happy to have seen both Beauty and Dot.ca.  Oh, and one more thing.  Larry O reported seeing Pigott eating out at the BS location at 4:30 pm.  Good night everyone!

2 Responses to “Thursday Evening Falcon Watch - Dot.ca Takes on City Hall and Beauty on FCT! - 8/29/13”

  1. kathy from toronto Says:

    Great report Carol! Thank you for the photos of DC! I’m happy to see him before he migrates again.

  2. Carol P. Says:

    You’re welcome Kathy. It’s not usual that I get to see him that close. I was thrilled to get some nice pics of him. :)


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