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Morning watch 4-28-14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was a chilly 31 degree (F)ย  -1 (C)ย  start when I left with a beautiful sunrise in progress for my first morning at Seneca Towers

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I took some pics last night of the male that hangs out on my building-he was on the southwest corner and I was on the west side balcony right across from him.

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Who would have ever thought I’d have falcons for neighbors!?

Any way, when I arrived downtown I found Beauty on the base of Mercury-she and Dot.Ca (DC) had just switched at the nest box before I arrived at 6:20am.

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She did some preening, head scratching and stretching for close to an hour as I watched her from the hole. And a lengthy poop!

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At 7:07am the Beautyful one flew off and over to cam 1.

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About 10 minutes later Beauty flew out and made a u-turn back to the nest box to give DC the boot from laying on their eggs.

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A minute or 2 later DC came out with wings stretched all the way out and up to the northeast wing ledge on the Times Square building.

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I watched DC with his back to me as he preened until 8am when I ended my watch. It was a shortย  but sweet watch which made me smile as I shared space with both our beloved downtown Rochester Peregrine Falcons! ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Responses to “Morning watch 4-28-14”

  1. patsy6 Says:

    Great shots of your male falcon neighbor, MAK. He looks handsome and friendly. I hope we get a chance to know him better.

  2. Beth Walters Says:

    I think it’s very fitting that you should have a falcon for a neighbour. He’s very cute! You may have mentioned this before and I missed it, but is he banded? Do we know anything about him?
    Great pictures of all the falcons. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Donna Says:

    From what I understand, the male is UN-banded! He’s a looker though!! MAK, who could ask for anything more!!!!!

  4. MAK Says:

    Well Pat, these 2 are acting like a bonded pair so they may be around a while.

    Beth, as Donna said, he is not banded and that’s all we know other than he might be the falcon spotted at Kodak Park where Unity resided on and off all winter. Thanks for your comment!

    Again Donna, you’re gonna love it when you come!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. WLABarb Says:

    Your new neighbor is a cutie, MAK! Thanks for your pictures and report. It’s always comforting to know that all’s well. Enjoy your new home. See ya next week.

  6. MAK Says:

    Oh Barb you have to make time to come for a visit-this is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. bc Says:

    I wonder if he is the UT that was hanging around and now he’s found himself a girl of his own. Is she banded?

  8. MAK Says:

    bc he is not UT-this guy has unique coloring-very dark black on underside of tail and wing feathers. The female juvie is banded-we think it’s probably Billy and the adult who is not banded, may be the one seen at KP where Unity resided this past winter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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