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Morning watch 1-25-15

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was 20 (F) -7 (C) degrees with mostly cloudy conditions and a cold north wind blowing

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As has become my first check in the morning when I get downtown, there was nobody in the OCSR elevator shaft but I did spot Beauty on the top ibeam southeast side of OCSR from Bragdon Place. She had her back to me so I went to the hole parking lot to get a front view.

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Beauty was looking around and preening when the sun poked its head out for a few minutes and shone down on the Beautyful one and I.

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A bunch of house sparrows were entertaining me on the Aqueduct building for a few minutes, chattering and chasing each other around.


Then at 8:15am Beauty flew over to Times Square (TSB) coming to rest under the southeast wing where she kept looking down toward the nest box.

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Little did I know Dot.ca (DC) was at the nest box as I would find out a couple minutes later when I received a tweet from cam watcher, Annette, saying he was there. Oh these guys can be so sneaky!

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Beauty didn’t stay up there for long, as she flew off, I lost her behind the Thomson Reuters building and then I believe it was DC I saw flying above the Philipone building. I thought it was Beauty and at the time was thinking, gee that looks small like DC! Then he left my field of vision out over the river and as I looked over toward OCSR I spotted Beauty fly up into the elevator shaft. I drove over to the Radisson Hotel by Main St. to see which ledge she was on-north side and that’s when I noticed DC on the top ibeam southeast side.

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At first, Beauty and DC did some preening, then she went way back on the ledge and showed her back. Meanwhile, DC stopped preening and started looking south.

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While DC continued to look south Beauty moved out from her hiding spot a little bit around 8:45am.

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I thought for sure DC would join Beauty but he turned his back to me and seemed to get settled in on his ibeam as Beauty was comfy up on her elevator ledge. I decided to end my watch and go get comfy at home leaving downtown with a falcon fix smile! :)

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2 Responses to “Morning watch 1-25-15”

  1. June Kogut Says:

    Smile on MAK..Seeing two happy falcons is a good thing !! and seeing you seeing them is a ; ) happy thing for me, too! J.

  2. MAK Says:

    Smiling June! :)

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