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Tuesday Late Afternoon Watch (3:45 to 6:00 pm) - 2/26/13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

After a very long day at work, I was ready to head downtown to watch Beauty and the new, unbanded tiercel I had seen flying so gracefully for her yesterday.  Sadly, I had no sightings of the tiercel during my little over two hour watch.  But, Beauty was there, spending most of her time on the OCSR, top IBeam on the NW side. She moved from the west end corner to a foot or so in on the NW side.  She preened a bit, but the majority of her time was spent looking intently to the northwest.

Beauty on west end of OCSR 2/26/13*

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When I first arrived on the Broad St Bridge at about 3:45 pm, I found Joyce and Steve (with Casey and Abby) parked near the east end.  Brian was with them.  He had been out much of the afternoon watching the falcons and they were going to take him home.  We chatted for awhile before they had to leave.  Joyce said that she and Steve would stop at the Brighton site on their way home to check on Pigott.  They tweeted at 4:34 pm that they saw Pigott fly from the BS bldg. to a nearby cell tower.  I was happy to hear that she was seen today.

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Since Brian does not leave Falcon Watch reports, here are his tweets from this afternoon.

1:19 pm - PEFA flying around Xerox.

1:44 pm - 2 Falcons same size, squared off over Xerox. Gone now.

2:34 pm - I’m on the garage. B and Tiercel flying around. I think they’re on Xerox.

2:43 pm - I think B on OCSR and Tiercel on Xerox.

3:25 pm - Think its B on NW corner OCSR. I’m on bench at BSB.

Beauty was still at the same spot when I arrived.

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Watching Beauty on the OCSR from the Andrews St Bridge 2/26/13*

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I watched from the Andrews St Bridge, where I had the best view of Beauty.  She remained there until close to 6 pm, when she finally took off and flew down to land on the Mercury statue.  I drove over to the Broad St Bridge to take a couple pics and to check out the area to see if the tiercel had returned.  I looked all over for him, but could not find him.  By the time I looked back at Beauty, she was gone.

Beauty on Mercury 2/26/13*

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I drove all over downtown, but had no luck finding Beauty or any other falcons.  It was dark by this time and it was time for me to head home.

Looks like the weather in Rochester (NY) is going to get nasty tonight.  Rain, changing to sleet and wet snow overnight, with more snow tomorrow.  High 37 degrees (F) tomorrow.

Finally, I’d like to add that I do not believe that this unbanded tiercel is BST, the tiercel that spent so much time with Pigott at the BS location.  This is of course, is just my opinion.

3 Responses to “Tuesday Late Afternoon Watch (3:45 to 6:00 pm) - 2/26/13”

  1. margaret Says:

    Postcard pretty pictures, Carol. I always love to see Beauty on Mercury’s money bag.
    This pic reminds me of the one you took last year - Unity and the Moon. Can you repost that one –maybe in memory of Unity? You captured her on Mercury with the moon behind her - gorgeous!

  2. Barb W. in L.A. Says:

    Carol, you certainly accomplished a lot in a 2-hour watch! No matter who “M” is, once again, the fact he’s not banded indicates to me that the collective efforts to save and help this species thrive are being rewarded. Thank you for getting out there after your long work day to watch…and then going home to write this report! Thanks to the other Watchers for their time and contributions as well.

  3. Carol P. Says:

    Why thank you Margaret & Barb.

    Margaret - I’ll see if I can find that pic of Unity and the moon and post it.

    Barb - You’re right about the Peregrine’s come back. A success story for sure.


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