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Morning watch 12-30-14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was snowing great big flakes when I walked out of Seneca Towers this morning-as fast as I brushed the snow off my car it got covered again. The temperature held steady throughout my watch at 23 (F) -5 (C) and right around 9am it stopped snowing and the sun came out with some blue sky

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When I arrived downtown I knew it was going to be tough to find Beauty and Dot.ca (DC) because of how hard the snow was coming down. I surely wasn’t going to find them on buildings from a distance and if anybody was up in the OCSR elevator shaft I couldn’t see them. So I took my time driving around and as the snow started letting up I checked the elevator shaft again from Bragdon Place by the Radisson Hotel. Nobody up there, but as I glanced over at the Kodak Office tower I could see a falcon on the southwest corner of the launchpad.


From there I couldn’t see a second one on the south side arch, so when I got over there I was pleasantly surprised to find both Beauty and DC. She was on her arch and he was above on the launchpad.


It was at this time the snow stopped and things started to brighten up-they both did a little preening and DC stretched some before flying off while I was tweeting, so I missed it.

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No worries tho because he returned at 9:37am to land on the southeast corner of the launchpad, then proceeded to walk over to the southwest corner as the Beautyful one watched from below. DC then took off and headed north before returning once again to the same corner he had just vacated.

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I thought they would stay this way soaking up the sun and so I signed off to end my watch at 9:46am but just as I was to pull away the busy one DC, flew off and came to rest on the southwest corner of the playpen.

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Now I officially ended my watch and drove off smiling after a snowy morning watch turned bright and sunny! 🙂

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5 Responses to “Morning watch 12-30-14”

  1. Patricia Rose Says:

    Love to see them together in the sun! 🙂

  2. MAK Says:

    Yes, it was nice to see the sun for a change Patricia Rose. The drawback to watching early in the morning is you don’t often get bright conditions. 🙂

  3. Patricia Rose Says:

    MAK, did you get a 2015 RFalconcam calendar? The reason I am asking is the one that got lost in the mail, finally came today & they sent a replacement, so I have one! Anyway, I can bring it tomorrow if you would like it!

  4. MAK Says:

    Thank you Patricia-it’s very nice of you to think of me. I got one for Christmas from Donna so I don’t need one. 🙂

  5. Patricia Rose Says:

    Glad you have one-that was nice of Donna! 🙂

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