Beauty & A Friend(?) Visit Times Square

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Beauty stopped by the nest box at the Times Square building today, and she didn’t come alone. As you can see from the picture above, she was accompanied by a male falcon as well. The pair stayed for the better part of an hour before finally flying away.

Needless to say we were all excited to see a male back in the territory, but was this Archer? Some close-in surveillance with the newly upgraded PanCam revealed that the male had no leg bands. No leg bands = no Archer. Here’s a good shot of the unidentified male taken from our high resolution Main camera:
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Clearly this tiercel has no ID bands on his legs. He and Beauty and seemed pretty content, even ee-chupping to each other a couple of times.

A little before 9AM the male ducked into the nest box, and that drew a rebuke from Beauty. She kacked at the male and he left as hastily as he’d entered. He stayed nearby for a few more minutes before eventually flying away to the south. Beauty followed after him, and that’s the last we saw of the visiting tiercel.
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So who was this newcomer? Was he a “one hit wonder”, just passing through, or will we see him again? We’ll keep our eyes open, and you can catch all the action on Rfalconcam’s five cameras or as it happens on our streaming video page.

4 Responses to “Beauty & A Friend(?) Visit Times Square”

  1. margaret says:

    Wonderful pictures of our Beauty and the visitor today. With the first sunny, blue sky day in many days, they stand out in all their splendor. You — the crew – have done a terrific job with the cameras and the reporting. This is truly an end of the year, harbinger of all good things to come, gift to all of us! Spring is just around the corner.

  2. Maureen in MA says:

    Oh my gosh, so exciting – like a falcon soap opera! :D

    I have to ditto everything margaret said above. Such great pictures, and angles coming from the new cameras. Congratulations to a job well done!

  3. Alison says:

    I recall, Beauty played the field a bit before settling on Archer (who had flirted with Mariah for a while).

  4. Angeline DeJesus says:

    I haven’t been on the website for a while and when I come I see the most beautiful birds ive seen in my life. Falcons are the best birds EVER!!!!!!!!!!!