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Morning watch 11-24-14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

When I left for my watch this morning it was a balmy, breezy 59 (F) 15 (C) degrees the sun made its way up to shine and blue skies prevailed

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There were no falcons at Seneca Towers as I began my morning watch-as a matter of fact, there were no falcons downtown either until nearly 8:30am. I searched the city many times until finally Dot.Ca (DC) appeared under the northeast wing of Times Square (TSB). He didn’t exactly greet me with a smile as he lifted his tail feathers to poop! lol The wind was blowing his feathers pretty good and I thought it might blow him to the next county after a couple gusts.

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Sometimes it looks like DC is posing for my camera and when the sun shines on his whiteness it can almost be blinding.

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I got to share space with DC for about 40 minutes when he decided to fly west at exactly 9am.


10 minutes later I found DC on the northeast corner of the Kodak Office launchpad.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find Beauty this morning.

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I left DC basking in the sun and headed home. Now that the trees are bare I can check the south and west side of Seneca Towers (ST) from St. Paul St.-nothing seen so I drove further down to the Northridge Church parking lot where I check the east and north sides of ST. Just as I got there I spotted a falcon flying in from the north-it looped around and back to the northwest corner where it landed. A shot of its leg bands showed yellow tape on the right leg so I knew I had 99 in my sights.

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99 moved to his left a bit getting off the corner-I imagine because the wind was so strong. He then went back out to the corner and flew off going into a stoop down toward the river gorge.

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I called it quits at 9:45am after an all boy morning watch which left me smiling! 🙂

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5 Responses to “Morning watch 11-24-14”

  1. June Kogut Says:

    Just you and the boys today,huh? And smiles! I’m smiling with you! Probably won’t have time to join you for the next 3 days..I’m having twenty two to sit down for Thanksgiving..Luckily my three girls are planning to do all the cooking (except for a mincemeat pie ,my husband’s favorite.) See you after the holiday. Have a happy Thanksgiving! June (with smiles)…

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you also June!

  3. tapper gal Says:

    I am partial to DC and you paid him tribute with the grand photos,quite a site to see.Thanks for your great timing”again”
    Happy to see 99 as well. Wishing you a Peaceful and Blessed Thanksgiving. Diane

  4. MAK Says:

    22 for a sit down dinner-brings memories of my mom cooking and seating that many for Christmas back when I was growing up. Happy Thanksgiving June! 🙂

  5. MAK Says:

    Thank you Diane, I wish you too, a Peaceful and Blessed Thanksgiving! 🙂

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