rfalconcam - TOP NAV

FalconWatch

Eyes to the Skies

Morning watch 9-10-13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

I left the house in the midst of a thunder storm and very dark conditions. The temperature was 69 (F) 21 (C) and quite humid.

It was a tough morning to find falcons in our fair city due to the weather conditions so I took a ride to Hawkeye hoping  to see a juvie. I parked in the YMCA parking lot and scoped out the stack and south and east sides of the building. I then drove across the Driving Park Bridge and as I came up to Carthage St. at the east end of the bridge I spotted a juvie riding the breeze above me.

img_0002-looking-dark-over-lake-ontario Pics as I crossed the Driving Park Bridge img_0003-taken-from-driving-park-bridgeClick on pics for full version

I pulled down Carthage and watched it as it glided south, never flapping its wings once and disappearing behind the trees along the river. I tried to find a clearing to see if I could find it again but no such luck. I went back to the YMCA and watched for about 15 minutes and then went back downtown.

img_0001-looking-north-from-carthage-st Looking north from Carthage St.

I returned via St. Paul St. to the Andrews St. bridge where I spotted a falcon on the northeast side top ibeam of OCSR. I drove over to Bragdon St. where I was able to ID it as Beauty.

img_0008-beauty img_0013-beauty

I left Beauty to go check the Brighton Site (BS) and as I was stopped at the traffic light at Broad and South Ave. I spotted 2 falcons circling Bausch & Lomb. As the light changed they flew above Xerox and then I lost them behind buildings. I checked the area but couldn’t find them again. I thought one of them must have been Beauty as I went back to check OCSR and she was gone. Most likely the other one was Dot.Ca (DC). So I continued on to BS arriving just in time to see a falcon fly from the front edge of the cubby up to the west side roof of the west extension.

img_0022-pigott-or-dc

This falcon looked small to me when it flew off just seconds later and went to the east end of the building before disappearing so I think it was DC. There were dark wing tips hanging over the front edge of the cubby-cached food left for Pigott by DC perhaps.

img_0019-prey-wing-hanging-over-edge-of-cubby-at-bs

I made a couple trips around the building but didn’t find a falcon. I returned downtown after receiving a tweet from Shaky that a falcon was on the northeast cube of the  Frontier Communications Tower (FCT). Thanks Shakymon! When I arrived it was still there showing its back to the world. I parked on Fitzhugh St. across from the Hochstein School of Music parking lot and next to the Sister Cities Parking Garage for the best view of Beauty.

img_0024-beauty img_0027-beauty

Soon after, the Beautyful one turned around facing east so I drove down to the north end of the City Hall parking lot to see the front of her.

img_0028-beauty-spreads-out img_0034-beautyful

Even in the dark conditions Beauty was looking lovely this morning. She didn’t stay this way for long and when she turned around again showing me her back I decided to end my watch after I checked Hawkeye one more time’

img_0035-beauty-turning-around-to-show-her-back-to-mak

I didn’t find any falcons at HE and so I ended my watch at 9:30am. Seeing Beauty this morning after not finding her on yesterdays watch made me smile! :)

Check out the links below by clicking them

http://youtu.be/r3R68OYvuPg
http://youtu.be/SQZUuID0GlU
http://youtu.be/8Pm4uk9MXc8

2 Responses to “Morning watch 9-10-13”

  1. Ginny Says:

    I am so glad to see the Beauty-ful one! She looks so fantastic. I love her Big Yellow Feet and the pretty “dress” it looks like she is wearing. ♥
    Thank you my friend :-)

  2. MAK Says:

    You’re welcome my friend! :)


Sponsored By

M&K Legacy
powered by Falkenn Solutions