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Happy New Year Gathering for 2014 – 1/1/14 – Here’s to a Falcon Filled Season!

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Today the Rochester Falcon Watchers met at noon  in front of the Blue Cross Arena on Broad St to toast the new year.  A toast to a falcon filled season!

But first, I wanted to find the falcons we were toasting.  So, I headed out an hour and a half early.  There were no falcons at Kodak Park or the BS location.  I headed downtown, again finding no falcons.  From Kodak Office I looked south and saw two falcon flying really high above the city.  They were circling each other, coming together, then apart.  The only way I can describe this flight between a bonded pair of Peregrine Falcons is to call it an aerial ballet.  They flew higher and higher, heading north east, where  I lost sight of them over the river.  Soon after that, one of them flew in and landed on the southeast corner of the launchpad.  Beauty had arrived.

It was noon, so I had to get going.  It was time to meet up with the other watchers to toast to a successful 2014 falcon season.  The following Rochester Falcon Watchers showed up today.

Shaky, Carrie, Dan S, Jeanne, Larry O, Pat, Suzanne, Don, Lisa McK, Kathy O, Joyce, Steve, Dana, Lou and me Carol P.  Oh, and MAK called and joined us for the toast all the way from Arkansas!

I had pictures I wanted to share, but for some reason, I can’t post them.  I’ll try again tomorrow.

After the toast, we headed over to the BS location and found both Pigott and Dot.ca on the east side of the building.  Pigott’s crop was huge, so she just ate.  Dot.ca was eating her leftovers.  By the time he was finished eating, his crop was huge too.  lol

At the end of my watch, I drove through downtown and found Beauty where Joyce reported seeing her.  Beauty was eating on the south side of the launch pad at Kodak Office.  So all three Rochester Falcons were accounted for, well fed and doing good.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

5 Responses to “Happy New Year Gathering for 2014 – 1/1/14 – Here’s to a Falcon Filled Season!”

  1. WLABarb Says:

    A great way to start out the New Year! Thanks for your report, Carol.

  2. Alison in Indiana Says:

    This bathrobe brigader joins in your wishes for a falcon-filled, but uneventful 2014.

  3. Carol P. Says:

    Happy New Year Barb and Alison!

  4. Ginny Says:

    Happy New Year Carol and thank you for the reports!!!

  5. Carol P. Says:

    Happy New Year Ginny!

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