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Wednesday Late Afternoon/Evening Falcon Watch - Dot.ca and Beauty ~ Inseparable! - 10/30/13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

There is one word that describes this falcon watch report.  Inseparable!  That’s what Beauty and Dot.ca were, inseparable.  Where one went, the other followed.  It didn’t matter if it was Beauty or Dot.ca that left first, the other followed.  I spent close to 2 hours watching these two and I enjoyed every moment of my Watch.

It was a circus downtown, literally!  Larry O and his dog Harold joined me for a short time when I was over on Aqueduct St watching Beauty and Dot.ca on the base of Mercury.  When the sun started to go down, it got cold. Brrrrr!

Downtown was a Circus 10-30-13*

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When I first arrived, they were both on the Frontier Communication Tower (FCT).  Beauty took off first and Dot.ca followed.  Donna, a camera watcher/reporter tweeted out that both Beauty and Dot.ca had entered the nest box on the Times Square Bldg.  She described it as a “chup fest!”   They were bowing to each other, strengthening their bonds.  After they left the nest box, they both returned to the Frontier Communication Tower and both landed on the top arm.  Beauty again took off and a few minutes later, Dot.ca followed and so did I.

Beauty on FCT 10-30-13DC on FCT 10-30-13DC & Beauty on FCT 10-30-13*

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DC & Beauty on FCTj 10-30-13DC Takes Off Following Beauty DT 10-30-13*

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I followed them downtown and found Beauty eating on the base of Mercury.  The roads were congested with rush hour traffic and folks coming in to see the Circus at the Blue Cross Arena.  I ended up parking down on Aqueduct St, where I was able to get out of my car and get good view of Beauty.  It wasn’t long before Dot.ca flew in and landed on Mercury’s moneybag hand.

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After finishing her meal, Beauty cached the remainder on top of the base of Mercury.  She then took off heading north, over the river.  Dot.ca followed.  They flew together in front of the OCSR, then headed back towards the Times Square Bldg.  I really thought they were both going to land up there, but Beauty turned back and landed on the SW corner of Wilder building.  Of course, Dot.ca landed just behind her.  They ee-chupped a bit and I thought maybe they would copulate, but it didn’t happen.

Beauty & Dot.ca on Wilder Bldg 10-30-13*

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* To see Dot.ca, you have to click on this one.

They didn’t stay there long.  Both returned to the base of Mercury, where they both found food and ate.

Beauty and Dot.ca on Base of Mercury 10-30-13Beauty and Dot.ca on Base of Mercury 10-30-13Beauty and Dot.ca on Base of Mercury 10-30-13*

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Dot.ca took off and then Beauty took off.  Dot.ca landed on Mercury’s money bag hand and Beauty landed on Mercury’s heel.  This is where I left them at the end of my downtown Watch.

Dot.ca Coming in For a Landing 10-30-13Beauty and Dot.ca on Base of Mercury 10-30-13*

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I had checked on Pigott earlier in the Watch, but could not find her.

The sun was setting and it was cold.  Time to head home, via Charlotte/Summerville and Russell Station route.  By the time I drove down to the lake, the sun had set and there wasn’t much light to see by.  I could not find any falcons at any of these locations.  While I was parked by the pond on the north side of Russell Station, I spotted a gull that had the tip of its wing tangled up in fishing line.  Thankfully I was able to release the gull.  I really do hate when I find fishing line and always collect it when I see it and properly dispose of it.  It’s just too easy for wild life to get tangled up in it.  I was happy to have been able to help the gull.  Now it was time to end my Watch and head home.

Goodnight everyone!

9 Responses to “Wednesday Late Afternoon/Evening Falcon Watch - Dot.ca and Beauty ~ Inseparable! - 10/30/13”

  1. kathy barnard Says:

    There is a special place in heaven for u. :)

  2. kathy Says:

    I wonder if DC will be leaving soon then for his annual vacation soon. Great job on the gull rescue Carol, you’re a sweetheart!

  3. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Kathy squared. hahaha! :)

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Not sure when DC will leave. Based on past behavior it will probably be soon.

  5. WLABarb Says:

    Good job well done, Carol!

  6. June Kogut Says:

    Ditto Kathy and Barb…Carol is definitely a keeper on this job! Love the pics on the bag and the heel of the statue , but I especially love your total commitment to ALL our animal friends!

  7. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Barb and June. I seem to have my share of seeing critters in trouble.

  8. Alison in Indiana Says:

    That is because you are actually out there where the critters are. More of us could do more if we were out making the rounds every day like you, MAK and some others do.

  9. Carol P. Says:

    Very true Alison.


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