Archive for November, 2019

ROC the Day in 2 Weeks!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

ROC the Day is December 3!

Are you as ready to ROC as we are? Join us on Tuesday, December 3 starting at midnight to ROC the Day for Rfalconcam.

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Let’s ROC the Day together!

ROC the Day 2019

An Rfalconcam Blanket! Just in time for the cold weather!

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Here’s a special blanket we’re offering for the holidays! The snow is flying and this blanket will keep you nice and warm!

All the adults and fledglings from 1998-2019 are included. Hope you enjoy!

Please click on the link below.

Rfalconcam Blanket!

Blanket 2019

Jupiter’s Flight to Freedom! – 11/6/19

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Jupiter’s time in rehab has ended successfully! He was released about 15 miles west of Rochester yesterday afternoon. His release was witnessed by a few of the Rochester Falcon Watchers. It was a cold day, but the sun was shining and the sky was a bright blue. A perfect day!

The door to the carrier was opened, and it took about 2 minutes for Jupiter to realize he was free. He launched himself from the carrier, heading towards the tree line. Strong, steady wing beats took him higher and higher. When he reached the trees, we thought he might land on one of them, but not our Jupiter. He did a U-turn and headed back towards us. Jupiter flew directly overhead, giving us a good look at how well he was flying. At one point, he lowered both his talons, before tucking them in and continuing on.

He was heading northwest when we lost sight of him. So in the general direction of Rochester/Braddock Bay. But of course there is no way to know for sure where he ended up.

We all wished him safe travels as he begins the next step of his life!

We are very thankful to the rehabber and vets that took such good care of him. For now, we won’t say who, until we receive permission to do so.

Here are some pictures taken by some of the watchers that were there to witness Jupiter’s freedom flight.

Carol Phillips Jupiter Release #2Dana Mulhern Jupiter Release #1Dana Mulhern Jupiter Release #2

Dana Mulhern Jupiter Release #3Dana Mulhern Jupiter Release #4Dana Mulhern Jupiter Release #5

Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #1Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #2Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #3

Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #4Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #5Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #6

Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #7Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #8Joyce Miller Jupiter Release #9

Pat Carey Jupiter Release #1Kathy Olney Jupiter Release #1

Photo credits to: Pat Carey, Joyce Miller, Dana Mulhern, Kathy Olney and Carol Phillips