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Morning watch 11-29-13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

Another cold morning with clear skies and a temp of 20 (F) -7 (C)

Beauty threw me off a bit today as she was on the southwest side of OCSR as opposed to the southeast side. I stayed with her for a little more than a half hour then I went to Brighton (BS) to see if Dot.Ca (DC) was over there.


I arrived at BS about 7:40am to find a falcon on the southeast corner of the southeast extension perched in an open spot where Pigott had cleared the snow of yesterday. It flew off as I barely got my camera pointed at it.


Looked small and white chested so it clearly wasn’t Miss Pigott but I’m not so sure if it was DC or another male. Anyway, I drove round the building and found Pigott on an east facing top floor window ledge on the southwest extension and she was plucking feathers from a small piece of food.

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Part of a wing fell off the edge and I walked over to the building below her to see if I could identify what kind of prey she was eating but it never made it to the ground. I snapped a pic of her above me showing only her tail feathers hanging over the edge.

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After she finished eating Pigott took a stroll to the other end of the ledge and started watching the starlings in the immediate area. She looked up, down and all around.

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She then flew over to the opposite side of the building landing on a west facing window ledge on the southeast extension. This is where I left her to return to downtown.


When I got to the Broad St. Bridge I couldn’t help but notice 2 white figures on OCSR.Β  I drove down to the holeΒ  on Bank Place to observe them. The sun was shining bright on Beauty and DC who were on the top ibeam-she was still on the southwest side and he was on the south corner. They were so bright white that I thought I was seeing ghosts!

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I then went down to Graves St. by Aqueduct Park to see if a different angle would cut down on the glare but it really didn’t.

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So I chalked up another 3 falcon watch and left the city smiling at 8:45am! πŸ™‚

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2 Responses to “Morning watch 11-29-13”

  1. patsy6 Says:

    Oooo, those are spooky pictures of those falcon ghosts, MAK! πŸ˜‰

  2. MAK Says:

    Boo! πŸ™‚

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