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Post Thanksgiving Falcon Watch - 11/24/18

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Hello fellow falcon fans!  I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Although there have been no reports, be assured that we have been keeping an eye on our Rochester Falcons.

It’s been very cold here in Rochester, NY and we’ve had some snow.  I wanted to get out this morning before the rain started this afternoon.

It didn’t take me long to find both Beauty and Dot.ca.  They were sitting side-by-side on the Frontier Communication Tower’s NE box.

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I moved around to the other side to get a different view.

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Both Beauty and Dot.ca took off and the hunt was on!  The Church Pigeons were off!  Dot.ca flew north and Beauty chased the pigeons.  She was unsuccessful and I watched as she flew southeast.

6-beauty-on-the-hunt-11-24-18-27-beauty-on-the-hunt-11-24-18-2 <— Beauty on the hunt!

9-church-pigeons-11-24-18-2 <— Church Pigeons

Dot.ca returned to the NE box on the Frontier Communication Tower.  I could hear him kakking.

8-dc-returns-to-fct-11-24-18-2 <— DC on Frontier Comm Tower (FCT)

I left Dot.ca to try to find Beauty.  After having no luck finding her, I parked on the Andrew St Bridge.  From there, I had a great view of the area.  I could see that Dot.ca was no longer on FCT.

At first I couldn’t see them.  There they were!  Both were on the corner of City Place which is just south of the Frontier Communication Tower.  Beauty had a successful hunt and she was eating.  Dot.ca was watching her and waiting patiently.

10-bdc-on-city-place-11-24-18-2 <— My View from the Andrew St Bridge of B&DC on City Place

From the Hochstein parking lot I could see Dot.ca on the corner and just a bit of Beauty as she ate her meal.

11-bdc-on-city-place-11-24-18-2 <— Dot.ca and Beauty on City Place

Every now and then I got a glimpse of Beauty.  Dot.ca preened and attempted to get rid of a pellet.

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When Beauty had her fill, she walked towards Dot.ca with the remainder of her meal.

14-bdc-on-city-place-11-24-18-2 <— Beauty gives the leftovers to Dot.ca.

Dot.ca took her offering and flew off with it towards the Frontier Communication Tower.  He landed on top of the white disk.

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While Dot.ca ate, Beauty remained on the corner of City Place.

19-beauty-on-city-place-11-24-18-218-beauty-on-city-place-11-24-18-220-beauty-on-city-place-11-24-18-2 <— Beauty on City Place

It started to lightly rain, so I ended my downtown watch.  It was great seeing Beauty and Dot.ca doing well as Winter approached.

On my way home, I stopped at Maplewood Park for a quick look at Seneca Towers (ST).  I could only see one falcon, and based on size, I believe it was Billie on the north end window ledge.

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Last weekend, 11/18/18, Kathy O and I had seen both Billie and her beau on top of ST.

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It looks like this small tiercel is continuing to hang out with Billie.  :)

Keep warm everyone and enjoy the upcoming holiday season!

6 Responses to “Post Thanksgiving Falcon Watch - 11/24/18”

  1. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Thank-you, Carol P. for this Thanksgiving gift.

  2. patsy6 Says:

    Thanks, Carol. Some great shots here!

  3. Carol P. Says:

    You’re welcome Alison!

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Pat!

  5. mary Says:

    Ahhhh Carol, so good to “see” from you! Ir’s also great to see Dot.ca and Beauty together, sharing a fresh pigeon meal, and Billie and (hopefully) her new beau.
    Happy Thanx, and now on to Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and and last, a quiet, safe and pleasant Happy Noo Year!!

  6. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Mary! A wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year to you! :)


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