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Sunday Afternoon Falcon Watch - 1/25/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Today I started my watch at 12:30 pm and ended it at 3:00 pm.  It was much colder today, but the bright sunshine made up for the bitter cold 17 degrees (F), especially when sitting in my car.  lol  It lightly snowed on and off.

My watch started at Kodak Park West, where I found no falcons.  I headed downtown and pulled over on the Morrie Silver Way to check out the Kodak Tower from the west side.  I immediately spotted two falcons on the tower.  Beauty was on the southwest corner of the launch pad and Dot.ca was just below her on the southwest corner of the playpen netting.

You can click on any pictures you would like to see larger.

Beauty and Dot.ca on the Kodak Tower 1-25-15*

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I found a spot to park my car on State St in front of WXXI.  From there, I had a better view.

Beauty and Dot.ca on the Kodak Tower 1-25-15Beauty and Dot.ca on the Kodak Tower 1-25-15*

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Beauty on the Kodak Tower 1-25-15Beauty and Dot.ca on the Kodak Tower 1-25-15*

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This was my view from the south side of the Kodak Tower.

The Kodak Tower 1-25-15*

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First Beauty and then Dot.ca took off.  They both circled the tower and landed on the south side of the launch pad.

Beauty and Dot.ca on the Kodak Tower 1-25-15*

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At 1:30 pm, Beauty and Dot.ca took off again, this time heading south fast.  I made my way to the Broad St Bridge and found them both up under the southeast wing on the Times Square Bldg. (TSB)

Beauty on Dot.ca on the Times Square Bldg 1-25-15Beauty on Dot.ca on the Times Square Bldg 1-25-15*

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There was yet another function at the Blue Cross Arena (aka the Rochester War Memorial) and Broad St was filling up fast.  I left Beauty and Dot.ca up on the Times Square Bldg soaking up the sun.

My watch continued at Seneca Towers where I found two falcons on top of the building at the south end.  I was not able to positively ID them, but it certainly looked like Billie and 99.  They were close together just like Beauty and Dot.ca had been.

Billie and 99 at ST 1-25-15Billie and 99 at ST 1-25-15Billie and 99 at ST 1-25-15*

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After seeing both pairs of Rochester Falcons, I ended my weekend falcon watch by checking out Russell Station on my way home.  No falcons there.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a falcon there.

I’ll leave you with a few pictures from my travels.  Have a nice week everyone and keep warm!  Spring will be here before we know it!

Icy Lake Ontario 1-25-15Icy Lake Ontario 1-25-15Squirrel! 1-25-15

4 Responses to “Sunday Afternoon Falcon Watch - 1/25/16”

  1. patsy6 Says:

    Looks like we’ve got a couple of sets of love birds. <3 <3 I love the shadows of the trees on the ice!

  2. Carol Says:

    Thanks Pat! I loved seeing the Rochester falcons two by two. :-)

  3. June Kogut Says:

    It’s always a good day when everyone is “speaking”… That’s how it looked today! Thanks Carol for a nice day in Rochester!

  4. Carol P. Says:

    You’re so welcome June. Yes, it looked like the “couples” were “chatting” yesterday. lol :-)


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