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Morning watch 12-23-14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

This morning was seasonal with a temperature of 36 (F) 2 (C) and cloudy conditions

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I started my watch right out of the gate as I found Billie and 99 on the west side railing. The same as yesterday only further apart.

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They stayed about 10 minutes when 99 flew off toward me then hung a left going southeast out of sight. Seconds later Billie turned around and took off to the north going into a stoop down toward the gorge. I left for downtown when they didn’t return. As I was making the rounds I took pics of a wreath at St. Mary’s Church and the tree and wreath in the Clinton Square lobby.

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As I was pulled over on the Court St. bridge I spotted both Beauty and Dot.ca (DC) on Bausch & Lomb. DC was eating on a northwest corner and the Beautyful one was watching him from behind on another northwest corner with her back to me. I drove over to the east end of the Broad St. bridge (BSB) to watch them.

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Around 8:10am DC finished eating and moved off the corner to do some cleaning up of his beak. Beauty flew over and took his place on the corner and began eating after he flew off to make the short flight across to the corner Beauty had just left.

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Beauty finished the small bit that was left for her in about 5 minutes then she did some feaking before flying over to bump DC from his corner. He flew to the corner Beauty had just eaten on, where he was originally with his back turned to me now.

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They stayed like this for the remainder of the time I stayed with them-resting and digesting their food as they stand perched on their corners. I moved to next to the Central Library on Broad St. to get a bit closer for the last minutes of my watch.

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I left them to it and got on with my day, ending the watch at just about 9am. I saw all 4 Rochester Peregrine Falcons this morning sending me on my way with a smile! 🙂

Bonus pics of illie whom I saw on the west side railing of Seneca Towers this afternoon when I was out on the west side balcony of my 16th floor apartment.

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2 Responses to “Morning watch 12-23-14”

  1. tapper gal Says:

    Loved the watch today. That picture of the two with the tree and snowing is great.Thanks again for the watch and the lovely wreath decorations,so festive.I am happy that the falcons are staying close to eachother.

    I would like to wish you a Blessed and Peaceful Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Lord,Jesus.Regards,Diane

  2. MAK Says:

    Amen Diane-He is the reason for the season! I wish the same for you and your loved ones. 🙂

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