Dot.ca’s Behavior

April 23rd, 2019

You may have noticed that Dot.ca (DC) hasn’t been spending as much time as usual at the Times Square nest box. As it turns out, one of our stalwart falcon watchers found DC spending time with another female at a site she regularly checks for migrating falcons. It looks like he and his new female have started nesting and might be sitting on eggs.

Dot.ca is doing what tiercels in close proximity to more than one female do, they spread their seed. He is trying to reproduce as many young as possible. DC is not thinking about the stress this causes both females. So, please don’t judge him by human standards. He is a Peregrine Falcon after all.

This site is unprotected, so we will not be sharing its location, but be assured both sites will be monitored by local watchers. Due to this situation, we ask that no reports or pictures be posted.

Thank you,
June

4 Eggs For Beauty and Dot.ca – 4/7/19

April 7th, 2019

The 4th egg arrived early this morning sometime after 3 AM.

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An Early 3rd Egg for Beauty and Dot.ca! – 4/4/19

April 4th, 2019

A third egg arrived a little earlier than we expected Thursday afternoon at 3:31 pm. Beauty usually averages between 58-59 hours between eggs. It was only 56 hours between her 2nd and 3rd egg. Nothing is ever certain in the world of the Peregrine Falcon! :)

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Beauty Laid Her 2nd Egg this morning at 7:40 am! 4/2/19

April 2nd, 2019

Right on schedule, Beauty laid her 2nd egg at 7:40 am!

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You can also watch this Video of the 2nd Egg.

The First Egg of 2019 Has Arrived!

March 30th, 2019

At 8:34 pm, Beauty laid her first egg of 2019 in the nest box on top of the Times Square Bldg in Rochester, NY!

Our new main camera did a wonderful job. There were many thrilled falcon fans watching the live streaming video.

Congrats to parents Beauty and Dot.ca and to all their many fans!

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2018! Another Successful Year for the Rochester Falcons!

January 25th, 2019

2018 was a very successful year for our Rochester Falcons!

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Beauty laid four eggs in April, but only three hatched in May. The fourth egg started to leak and was taken from the nest by Dot.ca. While falcon fans around the world watched, three eyases thrived under the care of their parents. Mike, Letchworth and Sundara grew up into beautiful fledglings right before our eyes.

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They were banded by the DEC and given their names by falcon fans on May 29th. By mid-June, they had taken flight under the watchful eyes of Beauty, Dot.ca and the Rochester Falcon Watchers.

We here at the Rochester Falconcam want to thank our many falcon fans and volunteers. We would like to dedicate this past year to our lost friend Donna Cook. As Winter grips Rochester, NY, we impatiently wait for the reappearance of Beauty and Dot.ca inside the nest box on top of the Times Square Bldg. With our new main camera, we hope to share every moment of Beauty, Dot.ca and their young in 2019!

Here are some highlight pictures from 2018. Enjoy!

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The Rochester Falcon Watchers Toast to a Successful 2019!

January 2nd, 2019

The Rochester Falcon Watchers gathered in front of the Times Square Bldg for the annual toast to the Rochester Falcons. Nine watchers gathered on the side of the Blue Cross Arena (aka Rochester War Memorial); Dan, Kathy O, Pat, Dana, Carol (lukka) from Buffalo, Joyce, Lisa McK, Dana and Carol P. The winds were gusting and it was very cold.

Just as we arrived, Beauty and Dot.ca flew in to witness the toast. They usually do! :)

This year’s toast was done by long time falcon watcher, Dan. We gave thanks to a successful 2018 and hoped for a happy and successful 2019. We also said a fond farewell to our good friend Donna.

Over the last few days, watchers have seen all of the Rochester Falcons. Beauty and Dot.ca downtown, Billie and her new beau at ST, two visitors at the BS location and Fission (from Canada) continues to hangout nearby. We’ve also seen other falcons migrating through the area.

We are very thankful for all of our falcon fans and family. May 2019 be a happy and healthy year for all of us!

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NYE Fireworks Update

December 31st, 2018

A quick update:

The city cancelled the New Year’s Eve fireworks for safety reasons due to high winds. We’ll still be meeting in the Forum Chat & Streaming Video Chat to ring in the New Year together!

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Ring in the New Year with Rfalconcam

December 28th, 2018

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Join us December 31st at 9 PM ET on streaming video Channels 1 and 2 to watch the fireworks over downtown Rochester from a bird’s eye view!

We’ll be meeting again later at the Forum Chat & Streaming Video Chat to ring in the New Year together!

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

ROC The Day: A Big Thank You!

November 28th, 2018

Thanks once again to the generosity of our dedicated falcon supporters, we raised over $1,800 yesterday, including a $500 bonus for the outstanding teamwork demonstrated by those who stayed up late to make their pledges at just the right time. Well done, folks!

ROC the Day officials will send us a financial statement and donor list sometime in the next few weeks, at which point we will know who to thank individually. Until then, thank you to everyone who donated. Your contributions will be used to fund Rfalconcam operations and improvements throughout 2019 such as the new Main Camera, a new Camera 1 (weather permitting) and long-awaited HD streaming video.