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Saturday Hot Afternoon Falcon Watch - 7/14/18

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

*Be sure to click on the pictures to see the full image!*

It was a very hot afternoon, but since I couldn’t get out for my usual early morning watch, I ventured out in the heat of the day to check on the falcons.

I immediately found Beauty on the bottom arm of the Frontier Communication Tower.  She was soaking wet, so she probably took a recent bath.  Possibly in the river.

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Below Beauty, inside the framework under the platform was a sleepy juvie.

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I noticed that the road behind the City Hall parking lot had a change.  The one-way was switched.

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This was my view from the southside of the FCT’s.

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From here, I had a better view of Beauty on the lowest arm.

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Back at the City Hall parking lot, another view of the sleepy juvie.

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I kept hearing the wailing of another young falcon, but couldn’t find it at first.  Then one popped up on the platform below Beauty.  There was a black/green band on the left leg, so it was either Sundara or Mike.  Based on size, it was Sundara and she had a very full crop.  She moved around, back and forth, on the platform, vocalizing up to mom.

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When she moved out of my view, I moved back over to the southside of FCT.  From there, I could see her on the platform, with Beauty directly above her.

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Again she moved where I could not see her.  So back to the City Hall parking lot.  It’s so much easier to move around on the weekends, when no one else is around.

From my position, I could see that there were now two, very close together underneath the platform.  Both were sound asleep and so was Beauty.  The heat was getting to me, so I ended my afternoon watch.

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Again basing it on size, I believe it was Sundara and Letchworth on the Frontier Communication Tower with Beauty.

More hot weather coming our way, with little rain.  Hope everyone is keeping cool!

2 Responses to “Saturday Hot Afternoon Falcon Watch - 7/14/18”

  1. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Thank-you for braving the heat to get us such delightful pictures.

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Alison! I usually go out for a morning watch before it gets too hot. :)


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