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Morning watch 10-20-13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

This morning the starting temp for my watch was a cool 41 (F) 2 (C) with clear skies and plenty of sunshine

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It was almost a carbon copy of yesterdays events as I found Beauty on the northeast corner of HSBC.  The difference being she dropped off the corner immediately going into stoop form straight down after a pigeon which she missed. Then she flew toward the sun making me lose sight of her momentarily and when I saw her next she was in the middle of a flock of pigeons trying to grab one. She was unsuccessful and returned to HSBC at 7:54am to look some more after a short flight to the west .

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I think Beauty couldn’t wait any longer to catch breakfast for 15 minutes later she flew northwest and ended up under the northeast wing of the Times Square building (TSB). I caught up to her as I could see her there from the Broad St. Bridge. I continued down to the hole behind He’s Chinese to observe. While I enroute, Beauty flew over to the ledge under the southeast wing going to the back of it to eat cached food.

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The Beautyful one finished her tidbit in quick time, and spent 10 minutes feaking (wiping off her beak) and cleaning up before she flew northeast. I drove over to check the Frontier Communications Tower for her and she gave me the slip-when I went back to TSB she was under the northeast wing! Ha, you can run but you can’t hide-well, not this time anyway! lol

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I went to Brighton at this point arriving there just about 9am but there were no PEFAs present. I went back downtown via Highland Park and took some foliage pics. They’ll all be gone soon as we go into winter mode.

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I found Beauty in the same spot, same position under the northeast wing when I arrived downtown,where I left her 45 minutes earlier.  She was looking around and being, well being just Beautyful!

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I ended my watch at 9:30am on the Broad St. Bridge. The water level was higher than its been in a while thus covering all the flats and keeping the shore birds out of there. On the north side of the bridge the only bird was one lonely cormorant.


For the second day in a row I had a Beauty only watch, which will become the norm once Dot.Ca migrates (if he does). Whomever I get to see on my watches will keep me smiling! :)

Click on the links below to view more pics of Beauty and the fall foliage plus 3 videos



8 Responses to “Morning watch 10-20-13”

  1. Debbie H. Says:

    Awesome report & pics, MAK!! What is the pink tree/bush?

  2. MAK Says:

    Thanks Deb-I have no idea what kind of tree it is. Maybe someone can enlighten us. :)

  3. Larry OHeron Says:

    Wow, that’s dropping like a rocket!

  4. Ginny Says:

    I love that stoop went into! Wow indeed!
    She is so pretty too and I love an all Beauty morning complete with hilarious BYF captions :-)
    I think the pink tree is a red maple changing it’s colors. Mine looks similar as the leaves change.
    Thanks for the great pics and videos!

  5. MAK Says:

    It sure is Larry! She dropped off the edge right into formation-it was so cool! :)

  6. MAK Says:

    Thanks Ginny-whatever kind of tree, it is gorgeous. :)

  7. Donna Says:

    Holy Carp, what a bullet, awesome picture Mak!

  8. MAK Says:

    Thanks Donna! Ya know how you like seeing them just drop off the edge-that’s what she did right into a stoop and straight down the building like a rocket! :)

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