Morning watch 10-23-12
By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK
Twas a dark and rainy morning in our fair city as I searched for our falcons. After a couple spins around downtown I found Beauty on the OCSR west corner top ibeam. I watched her for a few minutes from the Broad St. Bridge when DebbieH came by on her way to work. I told her to hop in and then we rode down to the hole for closer viewing.
Now you might ask why does MAK post such terrible pics-it’s simple, I want to share what I see with everyone. Come rain or come shine life goes on for the falcons-they can’t hibernate in their warm,dry homes when the weather is bad like we do. So Deb left for work and about 20 minutes later Beauty left as well. Off I went in search of again and I found the Beautyful one on the northwest corner of HSBC.
I had a hard time between the rush hour traffic and construction on the east side I was afraid she would leave before I could find a place to view her. She was eating something up there and suddenly she vanished from view and the next thing I saw was Beauty stooping straight down the face of the east side of HSBC. I lost her behind a tree and never saw her again over there so I left to look for her once again. And once again she was on the west corner top ibeam of OCSR. At this time I decided to swing by the Brighton site to see if Dot.Ca or Pigott were around but no luck there. I returned to downtown and found that Beauty was still on OCSR. I watched her from the hole for a few minutes and then she went out of sight. I thought she had left until Donna let me know that she ducked around the corner.
Off to the Andrews St. Bridge to see her and when I looked I could see Dot.Ca on the top ibeam north corner straight down the beam from Beauty.
I observed them for a bit as the rain started to come down harder making me decide to end my watch. I was sure that they would be staying put for awhile as they get some protection from the rain up there.
Not very good pics today but hopefully I’ve left you with a smile knowing that our downtown Rochester Peregrine pair is wet but safe and sound!