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Archive for May, 2010

On Memorial Day, a Bathing Beauty

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Here are some pictures I took on Memorial Day while Beauty enjoyed a cooling drink.

Falcon Watch, 12:30 – 13:20

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Scouting some shady falcon watch spots.

Beauty Baths in the Genesee River – May 2, 2010

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

From Rochester Falcon Watcher, Carol P.

I headed downtown around 9 am.  Since Archer and Beauty are incubating the eggs, there hasn’t been too much activity.  That will all change when the first eyas hatches.

Today I met Dana and Larry O (with Cleo) on the Broad St. Bridge.  Just before Larry arrived, Dana and I saw Beauty fly off of the Mercury statue down to the river on the south side of the bridge.  We crossed over to that side and were excited to see Beauty down below in the shallow water of the Genesee River. 

It was a warm, cloudy day and Beauty took advantage of the cool water, drinking and bathing for about 10 minutes.  She then took off and flew through a group of about 7 Ring-billed Gulls that weren’t very happy at the intrusion.  Beauty ended up landing on the base of the Mercury statue, where she started to preen and dry off.

I’ll let Dana post her pictures, since she has a really great camera, but I was lucky to get some video to share with everyone.  Enjoy!


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