An After Work Falcon Watch - 2/15/12
By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.
The Falcon Watchers have been thinking this Falcon was Unity ever since watching her eat on the roof in the snow storm over the weekend when I saw the Black over Red band through the scope. But without a positive ID, we have to be careful about saying for certain it was her. We’ve been wrong before. Joyce’s pics of the black over red band and the “H” definitely make it more certain that Unity is the Falcon that is currently downtown. Thanks Joyce!
I decided to go downtown right after work. We have so little daylight to work with at the end of the day. I arrived downtown at approximately 4:00 pm and drove around trying to find her. I ended up back at the Broad St Bridge and turned off my engine and listened. KAK KAK KAK! clearly sounded from above. I looked up and saw a Falcon coming in full speed towards the Times Square Bldg. She was carrying prey and a big RTH was following her. She was NOT happy. She circled back, still KAKKING! and chased the RTH back over the river. She then flew to the B&L bldg and landed on the SW corner, where she starting eating her dinner.
You can read the rest of what happened on my evening watch by checking out this KGallery Album, which includes pictures from tonite. No sign on needed.