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Watch Tweets & Reports - Friday - 8/20/10

Friday -  August 20, 2010

Compiled from Tweets posted by Watchers plus Additional Watch Notes

A = Archer

B = Beauty

C = Callidora

OCSR = Old Changing Scenes Restaurant

Pefa = Peregrine Falcon

6:48 a.m. - (Posted by Donna for MAK) MAK is BAK/Dan: Broad St Bridge- Archer on top I-Beam of OCSR.

7:09 a.m. - (Posted by Donna for MAK) MAK/DAN: Archer flew over by Xerox and we lost him.

7:22 a.m. - (Posted by Donna for MAK) Archer on SE corner of Xerox.

7:40 a.m. - (Posted by Donna for MAK) Falcon on SW corner of OCSR, top I-Beam. Not sure who yet.

9:47 a.m. - (From Watcher MAK) Good morning falcon watchers it’s good to be back in the saddle again. As Donna reported we only saw Archer early. After Dan left I did the drive around the city looking for our falcons. As I was leaving Frontier communication tower, Debbie H called me and said there was a PEFA on OCSR. I drove over to the Broad Street bridge where I met up with her and we saw that both Beauty and Archer were on the top I-Beam SE and SW corners of OCSR. Debbie left to go to work and I stayed long enough for Archer to stoop on something and then disappear. When I left, Beauty was still on the SW corner. Sorry, no Callidora sighting. Maybe when I go back this afternoon she’ll make her presence known. A Taste of Rochester is on Main Street this weekend so it’s blocked off resulting in heavy traffic on the Broad Street bridge. Have a great Friday everyone!

10 – 10:15 a.m. - (From Watcher Joyce) Took a drive all around downtown before heading to Buffalo. Not a falcon anywhere. Maybe off enjoying area sights.

3:50 p.m. - (From Watcher Carol P.) 3 falcons on north side of OCSR!

5:40 p.m. - (From Watcher Carol P.) 2 on top arm Frontier communication tower. 1 large, 1 small. Definitely male/female.

6:10 p.m. - (From Watcher Carol P.) A on north side OCSR. Female on top north arm of Frontier communication tower.

7:50 p.m. - (From Watcher Carol P.) Kathy O, Joyce and Carol P have a falcon on platform of Frontier communication tower. It was Archer. He took off heading south. Joyce reports falcon on jail communication tower.

8:16 p.m. - (Posted by Donna for MAK) Watchers out right now are as follows: Jeanne, Brian, Kathy, Carol, Joyce, Dan, Larry with Cleo, Dana, Lou, Marcia and MAK….and maybe a few falcons.(phew)! From Frontier Parking Lot. Beauty on Xerox.

8:45 p.m. - (From Watcher Joyce) Beauty and Archer side-by-side ee-chupping on the 4th and 5th columns of Xerox, south side.

9:59 p.m. (From Watcher MAK) No Callidora tonight but she might have been one of the 3 on OCSR this afternoon and I think she was on the platform of Frontier communication tower at one point. It was a very interesting afternoon watch. There seemed to be another adult on OCSR other than ours. CaroP, Kathy O and myself all agreed but couldn’t see leg bands to confirm.

(From Watcher Carol P.) As MAK said above, it was a very interesting late afternoon/evening Watch. When I first arrived on the Andrew St. Bridge, there were three falcons on the north side of OCSR. I immediately thought Callidora had returned after not being seen for a few days. But, I started to have my doubts. Beauty was on the top I-Beam, I believe it was Archer that was flying around and then heading south towards the Time Square Bldg where I lost sight of him. So, who was the 3rd Falcon sitting on the 2nd I-Beam down?

It looked a lot like Archer, but seemed bigger. More the size of a female. MAK and Kathy O arrived and we all agreed that this bird looked too large to be Archer. The smaller Falcon (which we again assumed was Archer flew back around and then out of sight again. What was going on?

Beauty remained calm, preening. The very white breasted adult on the 2nd I-beam seemed just as calm.

I cannot make any guesses as to the identity of this 3rd Falcon. There was no visible aggression. There was just a tiny bit of vocalization. Beauty took off towards the Frontier communication tower and we believe Archer followed. MAK saw wings flapping on the platform of the communication tower. Was this Callidora?

Since we were unable to ID the 3rd adult, it may always be a mystery. And was Callidora also near by? We may never know. Such is the reality of Falcon Watching.

2 Responses to “Watch Tweets & Reports - Friday - 8/20/10”

  1. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Thank-you, in the name of the entire Bathrobe Brigade.
    Very good reading, too.

  2. Maureen in MA Says:

    I’m secretly hoping it was Mariah :)


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