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Morning watch 6-25-11

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

Today the joke was on old MAK! After searching downtown for over an hour with no falcon sightings I decided to go over to Kodak Park. Hmmm, nobody in sight there either so I left and returned to the downtown area. Once again I could find no falcons. What to do…go home, grab a breakfast bar,take my pills, have a bathroom break and head back out! Play it again Sam, upon my arrival for the 3rd time I still cannot find a Peregrine Falcon in downtown Rochester! Ok so I’m getting nervous now,thinking of all kinds of scenarios. Back to KP I go! This time I’m in luck. Unity flies from behind the stills to the ibeam in front of the scrape. She stays for only a moment and heads up to the railing on the north side of the tall still.

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My first sighting after 2 1/2 hours! Woohoo! I was in lot 73 when a very handsome Kodak employee came walking over to the truck. With a big grin on his face he asked- I see people here all the time looking with binocs,what is everyone looking at? So I chatted with him for a good 15 minutes giving him the scoop on Beauty,Unity and Archer. He thanked me and went back to work. Meanwhile, Unity had left the still and flown up to the 2nd catwalk railing on the east stack. A minute later I spotted Archer on the 2nd catwalk railing on the west stack. They were directly across from each other and no doubt making eyes at each other!

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Quite pleased to have found them I still needed to find Beauty so I took off for downtown one last time. For another hour I looked for the Beautyful one and finally as I was parked on the Andrews St. bridge facing the Frontier Communications tower I spotted a bump on the platform. After a big sigh of relief I sped over to City Hall for a closer view.

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Having found all 3 Rochester Peregrine Falcons safe, my mission was complete. Beauty sure does like to play hide and seek with me these days. I’m only too happy to oblige her! Enjoy your day everyone! :)

3 Responses to “Morning watch 6-25-11”

  1. Ginny Says:

    Wow!! I am so glad they are all fine MAK !!! Thanks for persevering :-)

  2. margaret Says:

    What a day. It seems Beauty was easier to be found during the deep, dark days of winter. It was like clockwork that she was on Mercury or OCSR. It’s nice weather and she’s having fun. Do you think she is still spending the night …was it on Xerox Tower ?

  3. MAK Says:

    No problem Ginny. If there’s one thing I am good at it’s persevering.
    Yes Margaret I do believe she’s probably sleeping on Xerox at night. Joyce has found her there several times after dark this summer. :)


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