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Morning watch 7-30-11

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

Yesterday I got skunked on my watch but today was a different story. After checking around the Times Square area when I first arrived downtown I found Beauty over on the east side of our fair city. She was near the southwest corner of the HSBC building and appeared to be finishing up a bite to eat.


As I tried to find a better vantage point I heard her vocalize and then she flew off heading in the general direction of  Times Square. I figured she saw Archer and so I drove directly over to the Broad St. bridge. Upon looking at the nestbox I didn’t see anyone so I went over to the Frontier Communications Tower. I got a text from Rfalconcamnow that Beauty was in the nestbox. So I drove back to the bridge. Sure enough the Beautyful one was perched on the front of the nestbox.  Then a text from Donna said that Archer had been there too! Both of them right under my nose again sneaking into the nestbox. They were in there as I drove by on my way through the first time! Sheesh!!! At this point I drove down to falcon central where I could see the Wilder building and there was Archer up on top of the ladder.


I had only enough time to snap off 1 pic and he was off chasing a crow toward the river flying out of view. I went back up to the bridge to see if Beauty was still at the nestbox which she was for about 10 minutes more before taking off flying to the north.

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Arriving back at the FCT I spotted Archer on the top arm of the west side and Beauty under the platform on the east side.

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Archer went into a stoop right after I arrived and never returned so I figure he went to KP. I spent the next 2 hours with Beauty as she preened and watched all the bird activity below her.

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Eventually she worked her way farther in under the platform out of the sun which was starting to warm things up.

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It was time for this watcher to go get some breakfast and take her morning meds so I told Beauty goodbye and ended my watch. :)

For more pics check out my Kodak album at this link:


4 Responses to “Morning watch 7-30-11”

  1. Ginny Says:

    Thanks MAK !! Beauty looks awesome :-)

  2. MAK Says:

    Ginny thanks for your comment I appreciate it. She is looking especially Beautyful these days isn’t she?! :)

  3. margaret Says:

    Nice report pics, MAK!. Lucky you to spend time with them!

  4. MAK Says:

    Thanks Margaret, I am extremely lucky to have these falcons in my life. I don’t know what I’d do with myself were it not for them! :)

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