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8/1/09 Saturday’s Sighting of A&B

From Rochester Falcon Watcher ~Joyce

Saturday was a quiet day for peregrine falcons.  Watchers Carol P and Brian were up at Kodak Park in the morning – no sighting of Mariah.  I met Dawn, Carol P, Brian, Suzanne & Don (from Ithaca), & Jeannetta on the Pedestrian bridge by the gorge.  It was hot in the sun, an no one had see any falcons.  Around 4:00 pm, Carol P spotted a falcon flying around Old Changing Scenes (OCS).

It was all quiet again, we all left the bridge and Dawn, Brian and I took Casey & Bullet for some doggie playtime at the fountain near HSBC.  Brian and I headed back to Kodak Park, still no sign of Maraih.  On my way home, I decided to check out Kodak Tower.  From 8-9 pm, there sat Beauty on the NE corner of the launch pad. 

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Back at the bridge I ran into Kristen, Scott & Nico out for a family watch with their scope.  We saw Archer fly around the High Falls stack and try to land twice on the ladder that goes up the side.  He reminded me of the juvies that would try to land there.  Then Archer flew south, flapping all the way to OCS, and disappeared up the elevator shaft.

6 Responses to “8/1/09 Saturday’s Sighting of A&B”

  1. Kathy Villone Says:

    Sorry no one saw Mariah at all, I wonder where she wondered off to. But thanks for the update and your time.

  2. Donna Says:

    Thanks Joyce, hope you all have a “Mariah” sighting again soon.

  3. Carol P. Says:

    Well, after a Mariah-less weekend (and believe me I tried!), on my way into work today, I spotted a Falcon (which I believe was Mariah) up on the same antenna (Research Lab Bldg, Kodak Park) this morning at 6:40 am.

    I only had a moment before I had to be on my way. As I was taking a look at her in the beautiful morning sun, she spread her wings and stooped off of the building, low. She zipped around the building and headed in my direction, quickly veering off and heading low to the south.

    I never saw her come back up, but pigeons scattered everywhere! I wished her good hunting and went on my way.

    What a wonderful way to start my day! 🙂

    Carol P.

  4. Maureen in MA Says:

    A wonderful way indeed!! Thank you for the update, Carol P. – you too, Joyce!!

  5. kathy Says:

    Thank you Carol for that Mariah news!! I believe she was wishing you a good morning and letting you know she was okay 🙂

  6. Kathy Villone Says:

    Yes, thank you for letting us know, I am glad to hear M is still around and OK.

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