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Morning watch 1-31-14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was down right balmy as I stepped out the door today with a temperature of 33 (F)  1 (C) and overcast skies

With my second trip to the east side of the city I spotted Beauty on the northeast corner of  Bausch & Lomb eating as I was waiting for the traffic light at Chestnut and Broad St.  around 7:40am.  I viewed her at first from behind the Hotel Cadillac and Midtown but it was too great a distance for clear pics.

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So I left there and parked behind some hazard cones on Broad St. next to Xerox which was a better spot to observe the Beautyful one.

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She finished her meal off in about half  an hour then cleaned herself up by doing some feaking  before flying off to the north.

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I drove to the Broad St. Bridge where I could see Beauty on the top ibeam southeast side of OCSR. I went down to the hole and then over to the Radisson Hotel for closer viewing.

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I shared space with  Beauty until about 8:30am and then left for the Brighton Site (BS). I found Pigott on the northeast corner of the east extension and Dot.Ca (DC) under the roof top tree on the southeast extension. They both had full crops and were just chillin’ on their spots.

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DC did some leg and wing stretching while Miss Pigott watched over her territory.

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DC mostly just perched motionless in one spot while Pigott did a little preening, stretching, rousing (shaking her feathers) and she pooped too!

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I left them to digest their meals and checked OCSR on my way thru downtown and could see that Beauty was still on the top ibeam digesting her breakfast as well. I ended my watch at 9am content in knowing that all 3 resident Rochester Peregrine Falcons were seen and had substantial meals in them. Keep smiling! 🙂

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6 Responses to “Morning watch 1-31-14”

  1. OlRedHair Says:

    Cool that you saw all three!

    Who do you think will mate with whom?

    Is there a nest box anymore?

  2. MAK Says:

    Nora, DC mates with both Beauty and Pigott. Last year he had 3 offspring with Beauty-a male named Baron and 2 girls named Voyager and Rosetta. In 2012 Beauty and DC had one male named Orion. He and Pigott have had no offspring in the 2 years that they have mated with each other. There is no nest box at the Brighton site where they reside. Beauty and DC have a nest box on the Times Square building. The nest box that was on the Kodak Office tower where Mariah and Kaver resided was taken down and placed on the Powers building-no takers on that nest so far. It’s too close to the Times Square nest. 🙂

  3. Nora Says:

    Is it unusual for a Peregrine to mate with two different females?

  4. bc Says:

    Most males only have one, but Dot.CA’s dad has two. He DC seems to be a chip off the old block. Only difference is Jack is successful at producing young at both his nest sites. The problem for Pigott is probably no safe suitable nest location.

  5. MAK Says:

    BC, thanks for answering Noras’ question. Nora, Beautys’ mate when she came to town was Archer and he also had 2 mates-Beauty and Unity. Unity had a scrape at Kodak Park with Archer but they didn’t produce any young there tho she did lay eggs. Beauty and Archer had 2 offspring Jemison-male and Calidora-female. Unity,Archer(we assume) and Calidora have passed over the rainbow bridge. Sniff… 🙂

  6. bc Says:

    Sorry for butting in

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