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A Late Morning/Early Afternoon Falcon Watch - 3/16/13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Due to all the activity downtown (Rochester, NY), I was unable to watch Beauty and her unbanded tiercel, UT.  So, I spent the day with Pigott at the BS location.  During the time I was on watch at BS, Brian H was able to walk around the downtown area and reported the following:

1:10 pm - “1 Pefa eating at base of mercury, I started seeing feathers so I followed them, the other landed on sw top I beam OCSR.  UT now going around mercury. B eating up there.”

Later in the day, Larry O reported seeing both Beauty and UT between 7:00 and 7:30 pm.

7:00 pm  - “One Falcon on the base of mercury.  And the second Falcon is on the top I beam south corner of OCSR.”

7:20 pm - “UT just went to the nest box. B is still on Mercury.”

7:30 pm - “UT flew to the elevator shaft. B is still on the Mercury statue.”

The first 1/2 of my watch at the BS location was shared with fellow Falcon Watcher Dana.  When I first arrived, Pigott was on the south side of the building on the west end of the vent.  She remained there for quite awhile stretching and preening.

Pigott at BS on the southside vent - 3/16/13Pigott at BS on the southside vent - 3/16/13Pigott at BS on the southside vent - 3/16/13*

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It snowed quite heavily through much of my watch and it was very cold.  Thankfully spring will be here soon.  :-)

Pigott took off and flew to the front (north side) of the building, landing on the NW corner.    She took off again, this time for parts unknown.  We circled the building looking for her.  Then Dana yelled out, “Here she comes.”  Pigott was flying high over us and heading straight for the building.  She flipped around the west end of the building.  Dana had to leave, so I drove back around to the back of the building and found her, again, on the south side vent.

Pigott Returns 3/16/13*

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Pigott remained on the vent for the rest of my watch.

Pigott at BS on the southside vent - 3/16/13Pigott at BS on the southside vent - 3/16/13Pigott at BS on the southside vent - 3/16/13*

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There wasn’t much activity, but I was happy to spend a few hours observing Pigott on territory.  Tomorrow I hope to get downtown to do some watching.

I’ll leave you with a few pictures I took during my watch today.  Enjoy and Goodnight!

Groundhog aka Swearword at BS - Can you see him? - 3/16/13Groundhog aka Swearword at BS - There he is! - 3/16/13*

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Chipmunk at BS on north side of building. - 3/16/13Roof Geese at BS - 3/16/13*

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While checking out KP.  At first I thought they were a flock of starlings.  Image my surprise when they all took off, red & yellow “shoulder” patches blazing.  Then the unmistakable shrill trill of a flock of approximately 25 Red-winged Blackbirds.  Awesome!  A true sign of spring!

Red Winged Blackbirds - 3/16/13

One Response to “A Late Morning/Early Afternoon Falcon Watch - 3/16/13”

  1. Alison Says:

    We have had Red-winged Blackbirds for a couple of weeks in Central Indiana. A delight to see.
    Nice shots of the groundhog - guess s/he thinks winter is over. Didn’t we call them “swearwords” back in the old Kodak days?


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