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Morning watch 4-27-14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

Another overcast morning with a temperature of 39 (F)  4 (C)

Beauty was incubating her eggs when I checked the livestream before heading downtown for my watch. When I arrived the Broad St. Bridge (BSB) was blocked off as there was a big marathon to take place this morning and the start/finish line was smack dab in the middle of the bridge.

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I went to the hole to have a look around but I didn’t see Dot.Ca (DC) anywhere so I thought I’d take a ride and check Kodak Office. As I was stuck in traffic Annette reported a switch with DC taking over for Beauty on their eggs at 6:50am. Thank you! When I got back to the hole I could see Beauty on the base of Mercury eating.

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Usually she eats on the other side of the base but she was keeping track of the commotion down on the BSB in between bites. They had a loud speaker that they somebody was giving the runners instructions so I imagine it was the noise more than anything that had her interested.

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Beauty soon finished up eating and wiped her beak off trying to get the stuck feathers off of it-then she hopped up to the green part of the base and disappeared on the opposite side where I couldn’t see her.

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At 7am I saw Beautys’ wings as she flew off to the top ibeam southeast side of OCSR. I stayed with her until the police started blocking me in-I opted for going to Brighton at that point to check for falcon activity but again there was none. The whitewash on the building where falcons had once pooped is fading fast. I probably will not check it every morning any more in an effort to conserve gas. I miss seeing Pigott-perhaps she will be back some day. I left for downtown and tried to get back to the hole but roads were blocked preventing me from doing so. Annette reported Beauty gave DC the boot and returned atop their eggs to continue the incubation process. Thanks again!  We should have hatches in about 3 weeks. I had planned on a short watch anyway because today is moving day for me, so I ended my watch just before 8am happy to have seen the Beautyful one and as always a reason to smile! 🙂

One link below to see a video of Beauty eating-just click and view


3 Responses to “Morning watch 4-27-14”

  1. Beth Walters Says:

    Good luck with your move!

  2. MAK Says:

    Thanks Beth! 🙂

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