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Falcon Watch Summary From 9/13 – 9/20/08

Watchers this week included:

Carol P, Larry O, Lisa McK, Jeanne, Jill C, Kathy O,  Joyce, Carla P, Dawn and Dan S.

Daily sightings of Mariah and Kaver are being reported by the Watchers in all the regular places, including a sighting by Lisa McK of either Mariah or Kaver on the playpen railing in front of where the nest box used to be on the Kodak Tower.  On Thursday, 9/17, we spotted Mariah and Kaver sitting side by side (no more than a couple of feet apart) on the lower building of Midtown Plaza.

We also had the first report of Pair-Bonding behavior by Larry O on Saturday, 9/20/08:

“Well, what I saw next was – to me – definite courting, pair-bonding.
Kaver put on a show for Mariah who was still on the Xerox sloping
cornice. Kaver would fly over the Xerox roof from east to west. This
put him out of sight of Mariah on the west-side of Xerox. From there
and when over Clinton, he began stoops with beautiful right-turns and
bank as he cleared the west face and became visible to Mariah above.
He would start a climb and execute another sharp, right-bank when he
cleared the north face, climbing back towards the roof.

Over and over he put on a show for Mariah. Seeking a better sight,
Curro and I moved, and during this, Mariah also took to the air for
talon tag with Kaver.

When Kaver disappeared behind B&L, we moved to the B&L plaza to find
him, but did not. We returned to HQ to find Mariah still on Xerox. One
more look at the OCS elevator shaft, but no sight of Kaver.

I’d say this is a good sign for 2009!”

This is very good news indeed!  Thanks Larry!

Carol P.

3 Responses to “Falcon Watch Summary From 9/13 – 9/20/08”

  1. Alison in Austria Says:

    Wonderful report. One can almost see it. Thank-you, Larry, for writing and Carol P. for posting.
    Nevertheless, I hope that the Xerox building is not going to be the falcon’s replacement for the Kodak Towers, as it is not in the running for a nest box:-(

  2. Debbe Loudenslager Says:

    Again, Perfect writing and great visualization. Love never ends – what a pair! Great! Thank you !

  3. Maureen in MA Says:

    Woo hoooo, great news! 😀 Thank you for sharing this news, Carol!

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