Archive for July, 2012

Beauty’s Foot is Much Improved! – 7/27/12

Friday, July 27th, 2012

We sent this current picture of Beauty’s foot to Barbara Louck’s of the NYS DEC. It did seem that the injury was looking much better, but we wanted the opinion of an expert.

Beauty's Injured Foot 7-20-12

We received this most welcome message back from Barbara.

Dr. Becker agrees : much improved! … that confirms that it was inflammation or infection.

As we wait for Orion to fledge, this is very good news indeed!

2012 Falcon Watch Weekend – August 4th & 5th, 2012

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

2012 Falcon Watch Weekend – August 4th & 5th 2012

Every year that we’ve had young falcons here in Rochester, we’ve had a Falcon Watch Weekend. It usually takes place in the beginning of July, but this year is different. Due to all the turmoil this year, we had a very late hatch.

We chose August 4th and 5th for this year’s gathering. In the past, falcon fans from all over the world have attended the Falcon Watch Weekend. We hope this year will be no different.

So, if you’re free that weekend and you would like to meet other Rochester Falcon Fans, please join us! There will be more up-to-date information on the RFalconcam Forum under “Events”. If you haven’t already joined the forum, please consider doing so. But, you don’t have to join to read the information.

Hope to see you all there!

Our Eyas Has a Name! Welcome Orion! – 7/14/12

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

The final results of the voting are in!

The top female names are Faith and Nyla, each with 19 votes.
Unfortunately, neither will be used for our male eyas.

The top male name is Orion with 36 votes.

The top gender-neutral name is Solstice with 30 votes.

Since the male name, Orion, received the most votes, it will be the name
given to the eyas.

Orion is the constellation of “The Hunter” who watches over Rochester’s
winter skies and is one of the most recognizable constellations.

The name was submitted by Kristen Weick.

Congratulations Kristen! Orion is a wonderful name for our eyas!

Banding Day for Beauty & Dot.ca’s Eyas! – July 13, 2012

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Banding Day #1 Banding Day #2 Banding Day #3

It’s a boy!

This morning, July 13, 2012, Beauty and Dot.ca’s eyas, a young Peregrine Falcon, was removed for banding. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation biologist removed the young bird for a short time while certain measurements were made. The leg measurement indicated this eyas is a male. His health inspection showed a clear mouth, eyes and throat. Numbered metal bands were placed on both legs so the bird can be recognized and tracked in the future.

Banding has allowed us to track a number of the falcons that were raised in the Rochester (NY) nest boxes. Rhea Mae (2006), Linn (2007) & Quest (2008) were all hatched in Rochester and are now nesting in and around Toronto, Canada. Zeus, released here in 1994, 18 years ago, is still in Omaha, NE, where he and his mate raised young this year.

A poll has been started on the Rochester Falconcam Forum to choose a name for the eyas. We hope that we will be able to track this eyas by his band numbers in the future.

Many thanks to the management of the Time-Square Building for supporting the rfalconcam.com and for helping to making this banding possible today.

*Update*

Additional Banding Information:
Band colors on left leg: Black 25 Over Green R
USFW Band on right leg: 220642306

Banding Day for the Eyas Today! 7/13/12

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Banding Day for the Eyas! Friday, 7/13/12

Beauty and Dot.ca’s eyas will be banded this morning sometime between 10:30 a.m. and noon by the NYS DEC.

Please do not be alarmed if you’re checking out the cameras during that time and the eyas is not there.