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Morning watch 10-29-14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

The morning was dark and overcast with a temperature of 51 (F) 10 (C)

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I saw our Seneca Towers falcons for the first time in 4 days this morning. YAY When I first looked I saw 99 on the west side railing. I grabbed my camera and he was gone when I looked back up. He returned and a few minutes later Billie arrived landing on the railing to his left. They both feaked so I believe they had just eaten up on the roof. His crop was full-hers was not.

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Billie and 99 hung out just a few minutes before flying southeast at 7:47am with Buffalo Billie leaving first followed by 99.

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I left for downtown finding Beauty under the northeast wing and Dot.Ca (DC) above her on the northwest wing ring of Times Square (TSB).ย  I parked on Basin St. in the hole by the Wilder building to observe. They flew offย  to the north a few minutes later.

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I also went north to look for them and found DC on the northeast corner of the Frontier Communications Tower platform from State and Church St. I drove to the City Hall parking lot to check him out.

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DC was just looking around for a few minutes then he flew west at 8:39am

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I made my way back to the hole as I spotted Beauty on the base of Mercury with food. She was plucking away at the feathers.

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Suddenly, she stopped eating-I heard vocalizing and in a blur, DC flew in, and as Beauty took off with her food, he tried to grab it from her.


He proceeded to follow her over to the Irving Place building where she came to rest on a chimney and DC landed on the peaked roof above her.

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I watched them until 9:30am as Beauty ate and DC looked down at her in between watching the area.

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I would have liked to stay to see if DC got any of the Beautyful one’s leftovers (I’m sure he did) but I had to be somewhere. I ended my watch smiling after seeing all 4 Rochester Peregrine Falcons! ๐Ÿ™‚

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6 Responses to “Morning watch 10-29-14”

  1. bc Says:

    just curious she almost always seems to have the food and him wanting some. So is Beauty the better hunter?

  2. MAK Says:

    I don’t know the answer to that bc. I can only say that when I’m on watch she seems to catch prey in less attempts than DC, which would compute to Beauty being a better hunter. We must keep in mind that I am only on watch a fraction of the time so… Hard to say for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. tapper gal Says:

    Enjoyed watching Beauty prepare her bird for breakfast and DC watching.Glad the Seneca falcons were back also and hope they stick around.Good watch today.Thanks as usual.

  4. MAK Says:

    Diane, I really don’t think the ST falcons went anywhere-just haven’t been around when I was looking for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. June Kogut Says:

    Seems like we might have two families to keep track of next year..Fingers crossed! That Beauty isn’t just a looker, she’s a provider and master chef to boot..lol ! Thanks as usual for an entertaining watch!

  6. MAK Says:

    You’re welcome June! And yes, Beauty does it all-she’s also an exceptional mom! ๐Ÿ™‚

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