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Morning watch 10-23-13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

Brr- 39 degrees (F) 4 (C) as I left for my watch this morning with overcast skies and a breeze. There’s a freeze warning out for tonight

I found Beauty and Dot.Ca (DC) as I checked the north and east sides of HSBC-she was on the northeast corner and he was a couple feet away from her on the north side.

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I took a couple pics then headed over to my spot on Chestnut St. by the Hotel Cadillac and just as I pulled up I heard eechupping followed by DC whining. I looked up just in time to see Beauty fly off the northwest corner of HSBC and head west-DC was now on the west end nearer to the northwest corner. So they had switched corners while I was enroute-sneaky little birdies they are!

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Beauty did not return and DC left after a minute or so flying north. That would be all I saw of a falcon for the next 2 hours.

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I searched downtown and the Brighton site thoroughly but there wasn’t a falcon to be found so I took pics of mums that the city has displayed around downtown.

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Finally as I pulled up on the Broad St. Bridge from checking on the east side just before the 10 o’clock hour I found DC under the northeast wing of Times Square. I went to the hole straight away to click off a few pics of him before I had to leave for an appointment.

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I had to smile as I exited downtown for even tho I didn’t see our downtown Rochester pair for long on my watch this morning, I DID see them for which I am blessed!  :)

One video link below to click and view

http://youtu.be/aLzKvKzLyJU

4 Responses to “Morning watch 10-23-13”

  1. Ginny Says:

    love the way DC is all “foofed up” :-) I wonder if he is going to stay the winter?
    I would like to see that!
    It’s cold here too tonight!!!

  2. MAK Says:

    That’s one of my favorite poses of falcons-when they foof up their feathers and scrunch down like buddhas! Time will tell if DC stays the winter. :)

  3. June Kogut Says:

    “Foofed” falcons are gorgeous and all the mums are pretty, too. Thanks.

  4. MAK Says:

    You’re welcome June! :)


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