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Morning watch 4-24-14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

A chilly day starting at 31 (F) -1 (C) with bright sunshine and blue skies

Beauty was incubating when I left the house-when I got downtown I didn’t find Dot.ca (DC) in the nest area so I took a ride north toward Kodak Office where he likes to hunt. On my way back cam watcher Campgee tweeted that DC had brought Beauty food and she left with it. Thank you Camp!  So when I got to the hole I found the Beautyful one on the base of Mercury eating a small snack.

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Beauty finished off the little morsel DC gave her in less than 5 minutes then flew over to the top ibeam southeast side of OCSR at 6:23am.

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I started in the hole and then made my way over to the Radisson Hotel by Main St. to share space with Beauty for the next hour as she preened, stretched and looked around for a more substantial meal.

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I checked the spot from yesterday where DC had his feather fest and found that quite a lot was still stuck to the ibeam. At 7:34am Beauty spotted something to the southwest and took off fast on a mission.

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I caught up with Beauty as she caught herself a small bird and was on the back of Widows Walk plucking feathers when I arrived. i parked on Exchange Blvd. by the Philipone building to watch.

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I stayed with Beauty for the better part of an hour while she ate her breakfast then I left her to it and drove to the Brighton site to check for Pigott. Sadly, she wasn’t there. 🙁

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While I was gone I got a tweet from Annette that Beauty relieved DC at the nest box around 8:25am-thanks! I was back downtown around 8:45am and from the hole I spotted DC on the top ibeam south corner of OCSR.


I then went over to the Radisson Hotel by Main St. to hang out with Whitey aka DC. The sun beating on him makes him that much brighter white.

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DC did a lot of preening and stretching as he lit up like the north star in the bright sunshine. I stayed with him as long as I could then ended my watch at 9:20am.

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It’s nice to know that no matter what’s going on in life the Rochester Peregrine Falcons always manage to put a smile on my face! 🙂

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2 Responses to “Morning watch 4-24-14”

  1. kathy from toronto Says:

    Thank you for keeping tabs on BS MAK. I will always worry about Pigott just due to the timing of her disappearance. I pray nothing happened to her. It’s hard not to worry though but I’m hoping she’ll surprise us all and we’ll hear of her somewhere else with her own place and mate.

  2. MAK Says:

    That would be the best surprise Kathy! I’ll never forget Miss Pigott!! 🙂

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