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Saturday Falcon Watch - 11/30/13 - Beauty & Dot.ca Chase a 3rd Falcon Out of Their Territory!

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

10:30 am to 3:30 pm

As I was driving south down State St I could see a falcon flying around the Kodak Tower.  I found both Beauty and Dot.ca on the north side, Beauty on the north side launchpad eating and Dot.ca below her on an antenna just above the playpen. (11:00 am)

Beauty on the Kodak Tower 11-30-13Dot.ca on the Kodak Tower 11-30-13Beauty & Dot.ca on Kodak Tower 11-30-13*

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I drove around to the west side of the tower to see if I could get a better view.  That’s when Dot.ca flew over carrying a small piece of prey heading towards the Frontier Communication Tower (FCT).  He landed on the northeast box and then up to the top of the large white drum on the east side of of FCT. (11:15 am)

DC Flew to FCT with Food 11-30-13DC Flew to FCT with Food 11-30-13*

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Dot.ca on FCT with Food 11-30-13Dot.ca on FCT with Food 11-30-13*

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At 11:40 am, Dot.ca finished his small meal and headed back to the Kodak Tower.

Dot.ca Flew Back to the Kodak Tower 11-30-13

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When I arrived at the Kodak Tower both Dot.ca and Beauty were on the launchpad, Beauty on the north side and Dot.ca on the northeast corner.

Dot.ca and Beauty on the Kodak Tower 11-30-13Dot.ca and Beauty on the Kodak Tower 11-30-13*

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Just after I arrived, both Beauty and Dot.ca started to kak, kak, kak! First Dot.ca and then Beauty took off and chased a 3rd Peregrine Falcon off to the north.  It wasn’t long before they returned to the north side of the Kodak Tower, Dot.ca returned to the northeast corner of the launchpad and Beauty landed at the base of the playpen on the north side. (11:50 am)

Dot.ca Returned to KTower After Chasing 3rd Falcon 11-30-13Beauty Returned to KTower After Chasing 3rd Falcon 11-30-13*

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Beauty on Kodak Tower 11-30-13Dot.ca on the Kodak Tower 11-30-13Beauty and Dot.ca on the Kodak Tower 11-30-13*

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Since it was quiet, I headed over to BS to look for Pigott and could not find her. (12:20 pm)  So, I headed back downtown to find Beauty and Dot.ca in the same spots I had left them.  Dana joined me on the watch. (12:40 pm)

We chatted for awhile and since all was quiet, Dana decided to head over to the BS location.  Just after Dana left, both Beauty and Dot.ca took off.  I checked out the downtown area and could not find them, so I also headed back over to the BS location.  We looked for Pigott and again could not find her.  At 2:20 pm, a falcon flew in from the north and landed on the northwest corner of the northwest extension.  We were pretty sure that Dot.ca had arrived.

Dot.ca We Believe at BS 11-30-13*

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A Red-tail Hawk was soaring over the east end of the building and Dot.ca started to kak kak kak! He chased the hawk to the east and returned to the spot he had vacated.

Red-tail Hawk over BS 11-30-13Dot.ca Chasing RTH Away From BS 11-30-13Dot.ca at BS 11-30-13*

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At 2:45 pm, both Dana and I ended our watch.  We checked the lake again and again could not find any falcons there.

I’ll leave you with a few pictures I took during my watch today.  Remember to click on any you would like to see larger.  Goodnight everyone!

Artwork Under Innerloop Bridge 11-30-13Sailing on a Frigid River in Charlotte 11-30-13Pigeons on Light Pole at Charlotte 11-30-13*

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Buck Pond Sunset.

Sunset on Buck Pond 11-30-13Sunset on Buck Pond 11-30-13

2 Responses to “Saturday Falcon Watch - 11/30/13 - Beauty & Dot.ca Chase a 3rd Falcon Out of Their Territory!”

  1. June Kogut Says:

    I always enjoy your story of the watch (or chase as the case may be)..The sunsets are gorgeous as is the art work under the bridge… but the picture that really caught my eye this time was the pigeons on the light pole so precise, balanced, neat… Obviously, the slope of the cross bars only allowed them to perch on the upper levels… NEAT !! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks June! :)


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