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Evening Fledge Watch (6:46 – 9:00 pm) – 7/24/14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

It’s with a heavy heart that I post my evening watch report, after hearing of the loss of Voyager, one of our females from 2013.  At this time last year, we were posting our fledge watch reports about Baron, Rosetta and Voyager.  Fly Free Voyager.  🙁

It was a gorgeous day today.  Low humidity and temps in the 70’s with a light breeze.  Perfect!  I really thought there would be a lot of flying by our juvies this evening,  But, it was a very quiet watch.  We started on the pedestrian bridge at High Falls and ended up on the Broad St Bridge.  Watchers this evening were Lisa McK, Joyce, Brian H, Dan, Shaky and me, Carol P.

Most of the flying happened between the Frontier Communication Tower and downtown.  At one time we had three juvies together on one arm of the Frontier Communication Tower.  Two landed on top of the OCSR.  One juvie decided to do some talon tagging with a Kestrel over the old Midtown Plaza!  There was a food drop at the Times Square Bldg on the southeast wing ledge by, we believe, Beauty.

The river water level was way down, showing big slabs of rock that many gulls, ducks and two Black-Crowned Night Herons occupied.

I’ll leave you with some pictures from my evening watch.  Enjoy! and goodnight everyone!

















6 Responses to “Evening Fledge Watch (6:46 – 9:00 pm) – 7/24/14”

  1. Bobbie Ireland Says:

    So sad about Voyager! Did I miss something, tho – I thought he was in rehab… perhaps I have the wrong Pefa. Poor thing! And we are always so hopeful.

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Voyager is one of our females from last year. She was found injured up in Canada and brought to a rehabber. Because her injuries were so bad, they made the decision to euthanize her. 🙁

  3. patsy6 Says:

    Beautiful shot of the high falls, Carol. I was on the pedestrian bridge there for about an hour (5:05 to 6:05) yesterday. Watching this year’s crop of juvies in a natural setting was the best place to be for this heavy hearted watcher. I briefly saw just one juvie, but that’s okay. Too bad I missed all of you and the deer, though.

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Patsy. It is my favorite spot to watch falcons from and all the other critters. 🙂

  5. Beth Walters Says:

    So very sad about Voyager. I wish each and every one of “our” babies could have a happily ever after. I know it’s not realistic, but still… 🙁

  6. Carol P. Says:

    So true Beth. We wish the best for our young ones when they leave.

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