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Tuesday Falcon Watch - 1/21/14 - More Frigid Cold Weather for Rochester!

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Sunrise at 7:35 am.  Sunset at 5:06 pm.

Currently (9:30 pm) 5 (F) degrees; feels like -7 (F) degrees.

Other Falcon cities:  Buffalo - Currently 4 (F) degrees.  Toronto - Currently -2 (F) degrees.

During my short late afternoon watch the sign downtown said it was 6 degrees.  Plus it was snowing, making it hard to see up into the elevator shaft of the OCSR.

But first I checked Kodak Park after leaving work.  I could find no falcons there. (3:30 pm)

My next stop was the BS location.  I first found Pigott on a west facing window on the southeast extension.  As I was taking a couple pictures of Pigott, Dot.ca arrived, landing on the southwest corner of the southeast extension. (3:50 pm)

Pigott at BS 1-21-14Dot.ca at BS 1-21-14*

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Dot.ca took off and I was not able to find him again.

My last stop was downtown Rochester.  I ended up looking up into the OCSR elevator shaft.  It was snowing, making it very hard to see.  I was just able to make out one falcon on the north side ledge. (4:20 pm)

Beauty in OCSR Elevator Shaft 1-21-14Beauty in OCSR Elevator Shaft 1-21-14*

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I cannot be sure it was Beauty, but it probably was.

Be careful of this extreme cold everyone!  Keep warm and be safe!  Goodnight!

7 Responses to “Tuesday Falcon Watch - 1/21/14 - More Frigid Cold Weather for Rochester!”

  1. WLABarb Says:

    It still amazes me that wildlife can endure such extreme temperatures. (Wonder if Dot.ca is regretting his decision to stay?) Thanks for braving the elements and finding all three, Carol!

  2. Nora Says:

    How do you tell the Falcons apart so far away?

  3. Carol P. Says:

    Nora, I can usually see the black bands on Dot.ca and Pigott and then base the ID on size, color and behavour. Beauty is usually a lot farther away unless she’s on the Mercury statue. Yesterday, I could only see that there was a falcon up inside the OCSR elevator shaft, by movements and a glimpse of a small white face. I could not tell for sure if it was Beauty or not, but this is a spot she goes to and both Dot.ca and Pigott were over at the BS location.

    But, unless we can read the band colors/numbers, we cannot know for sure what Peregrine we’re seeing.

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Barb! It’s even colder this morning! Brrrrrr!

  5. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks for commenting Nora! Glad you found the Falcon Watch reports. :-)

  6. Nora Says:

    Thanks, Carol P! I remember you from the old days. :) I’ll be here every day now.

    Does PEFA stand for PEFA?

  7. Carol P. Says:

    Hi Nora! I remember you too! :-) PEFA stands for Peregrine Falcon.


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