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Saturday Falcon Watch - All Quiet and Peaceful - 4/2/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

I went out for a short falcon watch this morning and met up with fellow falcon watchers Lisa McK, Kathy O and Dana.  When I first arrived, Beauty was on the base of Mercury finishing a meal.  She took off and flew in front of OCSR heading west.  We moved down to Aqueduct St (aka “the hole”) to see if we could find her.

Beauty on Base of Mercury -4-2-16

From the hole, Dana was the first one to spot a Turkey Vulture under attack over the river.  It was Beauty and she was escorting the big, graceful bird out of her territory.  A large flock of pigeons was up and flying, hoping she wasn’t on the hunt.  Beauty flew over us and landed on the top Ibeam of OCSR.

Beauty Fly Over -4-2-16Beauty on OCSR -4-2-16

It was very cold, but the sun was shining brightly.  Beauty was enjoying the sun, stretching and preening.  She took off and flew over us, heading towards the Times Square Bldg.  She landed on the corner of the nest box platform.

Beauty Flyover Heading Towards TSB -4-2-16Beauty at the Nest Box -4-2-16

Dot.ca was inside the nest box on the eggs and she was in no hurry to take over.  For quite awhile she remained on the platform looking in at Dot.ca.  Then she moved to the nest box perch.  Dot.ca was in no hurry to leave.  When the time was right, he flew out and over to the top Ibeam of OCSR.

DC on OCSR -4-2-16DC on OCSR -4-2-16

We hung out for awhile. All was quiet and peaceful, so we ended our watch with Beauty in the nest box on the eggs and Dot.ca sunning and preening on OCSR.

Love a quiet falcon watch!  :)

4 Responses to “Saturday Falcon Watch - All Quiet and Peaceful - 4/2/16”

  1. Joyce Says:

    Nice report. It’s so nice to have sunny skies and friends to watch with.

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Joyce! Love that the more watchers are coming out. :)

  3. TapperGal Says:

    Gosh,I have fallen behind so today have caught up with your recent “watch”events.I so enjoy your words and the pictures you are taking.Thanks and hoping it will soon warm up for all the folks out there checking on the falcons.Thanks to them as well.

  4. Carol P. Says:

    You’re very welcome Diane! :)


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