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Morning watch 9-20-13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

Today promises to be a gem of a day with warm gentle breezes,blue sky and sunshine. I stepped out for my watch with a temperature of 57 (F) 14 (C).

As I was west bound on Broad St. after checking the east side I noticed the Harvest Moon behind the Times Square building.

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I checked downtown and Hawkeye (HE) with no results and finally at 7:20am upon returning downtown I found Beauty on her newest favorite morning spot-the northeast cube on the Frontier Communications Tower (FCT).


Parked on Fitzhugh St. in front of the Sister Cities parking garage Dot.Ca (DC) suddenly appeared right above Beauty a couple minutes later on the northeast corner of the platform railing.


I couldn’t see the front of either one of them so I went down to the City Hall parking lot for a better angle. Both Beauty and DC were preening and acting like they didn’t know the other one was there.

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After 15 minutes or so DC stretched his wings out and took off heading west. That would be the last I saw of him for the remainder of my watch. I stayed a little longer to see if he would return but no go, so I hung out with Beauty for a few more minutes and left her napping to go check out the Brighton Site (BS).

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I spotted Pigott at the back of the south side vent on the west end around 8:30am.  She stayed there peering out for about 10 minutes when she hopped in that clumsy sort of way they do when they have prey in their talon/s revealing herself  when she started plucking feathers.

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Miss Pigott already had a full crop but she wanted more and started eating in earnest.

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She got her fill and flew over to the southeast extension landing in on the roof where I couldn’t see her. She then appeared on the southeast corner without her leftovers. Pigott kept looking over at her cache then around the territory. This went on for a few minutes and then she looked my way,then at her cache and lastly, she pooped and flew off immediately around to the northwest leaving the area.

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I left for downtown and upon seeing no PEFAs there, I ended my watch at Hawkeye falconless there as well. I saw all 3 of our resident Rochester Peregrine Falcons and they are doing well-making us all smile! :)

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2 Responses to “Morning watch 9-20-13”

  1. Ginny Says:

    Pigott looks so stern staring at you MAK like she is saying “Don’t even think of finding my food MAK!”

  2. MAK Says:

    Exactly Ginny! You should have seen her watching over that cache. It was pretty funny! :)

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