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Morning watch 10-21-13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

This morning was partly sunny with a starting temp 0f 47 (F) 8 (C)

I had a bit of a time finding a falcon at first but was pleasantly surprised when I came across both Beauty and Dot.Ca (DC) on the top ibeam of the OCSR building. He was on his north corner and she was 11 windows away from him.

img_0001-dc<DC img_0003-bdc<Click> img_0004-love-birds img_0009-beauty1<Beauty

They stayed perched with their backs to me and each other at the start then DC turned toward Beauty and I before disappearing. I think Beauty was a little grumpy this morning, she had some fierce looking faces going on.

img_0011-dc1 <DC   img_0018-oooo-fierce-look <Beauty>   img_0027-another-grumpy-face

img_0028-i-see-ya-down-there <Beauty>  img_0029-not-happy-today

I hung out with the Beautyful one til she started napping then I went to Brighton after I didn’t find DC anywhere downtown.

img_0035-beautyful <Beauty>   img_0039-sleepy-head

I arrived at BS at 9am finding DC on the east side southeast corner by the roof tree. I stayed with him for the better part of an hour as he surveyed his territory.

img_0046-dc1<Click  to see DC>  img_0052-dc img_0055-crazy-eye

I found my way back downtown just before 10am to see that Beauty was still on OCSR top ibeam northeast side. I had a busy day ahead so I called it a watch and headed out with a smile for seeing our downtown pair of Rochester Peregrine Falcons! :)

I had trouble loading videos so I have only one of DC and another from yesterday that I ran out of time for-just click on the links below to view them



2 Responses to “Morning watch 10-21-13”

  1. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Lovely report as always. To recap, Billy was last seen on Oct. 16th and UT on Oct. 17th - Dot.Ca made his reappearance at BS on Oct. 18th. Looks like the beginning of the same constellation as this time last year. Drat.

  2. MAK Says:

    Thanks Alison-it will be interesting to see if DC does migrate if he’ll swoop on Beauty again next spring. He’s pair bonding with Pigott in the cubby at the Brighton site but nothing with Beauty in the nest box. :)

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