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Morning/afternoon watch 11-26-13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

The downtown bank clock said 34 (F) 1 (C) with overcast dark conditions with the Nor’easter on its way to Western New York. The snow started falling around noon and is forecast to pile up to perhaps a foot when all is said and done. Get out the snow shovels Rachacha!!

I found both of our downtown falcons around 7:15am as I made my way back from the east side to the Broad St. Bridge (BSB). Beauty was on the base of Mercury and Dot.Ca (DC) was under the northeast wing of the Times Square building (TSB).

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About 10 minutes later they both flew northwest and I wouldn’t find them until 20 minutes later with Beauty under the northeast wing preening and I found DC 5 minutes later on the lower back part of TSB on a north side ledge just below the roof.

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They both did some preening, scratching and stretching in the time I shared space with them as I was parked in the hole by He’s Chinese.

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DC was very entertaining showing his big yellow feet, looking up over his shoulder at Beauty and just plain being cute.

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DC had one last stretch for himself, spread his wings and flew off to the northwest going into a stoop. Beauty stayed under the northeast wing.

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I left for Brighton to check on Pigott arriving there about 9:15am but she wasn’t around so I returned to downtown. I came across window washers on the south side of Xerox and the poop stained benches in Washington Square Park from the crows that roost there at night in the trees.

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As I looked around from the BSB I noticed the OCSR elevator was all the way up to the top. I hope Beauty and DC can still get up under the elevator shaft to get out from the storm with it there. I never located the Beautyful one but I did find DC on the northeast corner of the Kodak Office launchpad.

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I called it a watch on Mill St. at 9:35am. Fast forward to 2pm as I had to walk Bentley and Isabella (fellow falcon watcher Jeannes’ Sharpei dogs), I decided to go to the Brighton site so I could look for Pigott since I didn’t see her on my morning watch. When we first arrived there was no sign of her but when we got back to the car from our walk Miss Pigott was on the west end of the south side vent with food.

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So there you have it folks, all 3 resident Rochester Peregrine Falcons seen today making me smile as I drove away! 🙂

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3 Responses to “Morning/afternoon watch 11-26-13”

  1. kathy from toronto Says:

    Thanks MAK, stay safe in this crazy weather!

  2. Ginny Says:

    MAK, I love your pics and captions! OMG! Those captions are making me crack up!
    And be safe in this nasty weather.

  3. MAK Says:

    Will do Kathy and Ginny-thanks!
    Ginny, I’m glad I can make you laugh!! 🙂

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