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Morning watch 7-28-11

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

Today when I arrived at the intersection of  Broad and Exchange streets  I was met by road crews in the process of paving .

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I didn’t know it at the time but Beauty and Archer were high above me in the nestbox doing their bowing and bonding thing. After looking up there and not seeing them I drove over to the east side as has been my routine for the past 1-2 weeks. Naturally I didn’t find Beauty on HSBC for she was sneakily hangin’ with Archer in the nestbox at the time. I made my way back and drove over to City Hall to find Archer on the top arm west side of the FCT.

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After a few minutes I noticed he kept looking down and I thought he had spotted a meal to catch. He spotted something alright…it was the Beautyful one who had come to join him on her favorite perch under the platform.

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It was overcast for the most part this morning while I was on watch duty but for a minute or so the sun shone on Beauty for my pic and then it was gone! While I was enthralled with her Archer took off from the top arm and I believe he may have gone down into the middle of the tower where I couldn’t see him. I had to leave so I didn’t have to time to search for him. It’s a good day when I can start it with both our resident Rochester Peregrine falcons!

Yesterday Joyce and I went to Toronto to pick up her car that was damaged in a wreck back in June at the Sunlife nest site. We went to Harlequin headquarters to check out our falcon family there. I will be writing a separate report for that  after I weed through all of my pics and get organized. In the meantime here is a pic of Harlie,Quest and the elusive Kendal. :)

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2 Responses to “Morning watch 7-28-11”

  1. Kris G. Says:

    Great report and pics, MAK! Can’t wait to read about your trip to TO and see your pics from there!

  2. margaret Says:

    A nice report from this morning, MAK. The pictures from the nest box that Donna posted — probably while you were down street level looking for them — are gorgeous. I love the rosy sunrise pictures.

    I also love the pics of Quest, Kendal, and Harlie. Can’t wait to read the report and see the rest of the pictures.


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