Morning watch 12-28-12
By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK
The roads were clear and lovely this morning-a vast improvement from yesterday because of the foot of snow that fell on us here in western New York. On my way to downtown Donna tweeted that Beauty was on Mercury(thanks D) so as the statue came into view I had a look. She was on the base of Mercury and I could see she had breakfast.
The Beautyful one worked hard on that pigeon to prepare it for consumption, pulling lots of feathers out at a time as you will see in a video I took of her. I stayed with her for 35 minutes parked next to the Philipone building in the hole as she finished up and flew off to the north out of view.
I did a run around the city looking for her with no luck so I departed for the Brighton site(BS). I was pleasantly surprised to find both BST and Pigott in attendance. And as an added bonus I could keep track of them at the same time for they were near each other on the northeast ledge where the roof tree grows. BST was right under the tree.
They were about 25 feet away from each other with their backs to me but I was able to get a few pics as they would look over their shoulder every once in a while.
I shared space with these two for 45 minutes as they didn’t do too much other than make eye contact with each other and look out at their territory. Miss Pigott did a little preening but for the most part they were just enjoying each others company as I enjoyed theirs!
I had to cut my watch short today to take care of some things but I saw all 3 of our current Rochester Peregrine Falcons which puts a big ole smile on my face every time!
Links for 2 videos today are below for your viewing pleasure