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Morning watch 4-7-15

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

Another dark, overcast morning with a temperature of 34(F) 1(C) and calm winds

After stopping on the Broad St. bridge for a look around I headed down to Aqueduct St. in the hole where I promptly found Beauty on the Wilder green strip just before 7am. She didn’t stay long, maybe a minute, before flying north to the west corner top I-beam of OCSR.


I left for State St. across from the Rochester Plaza Hotel to get a better angle on Beauty as I could only see her back from the hole. She did lots of preening, even pulled out a few white down feathers while she was at it.

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I shared space with the Beautyful one for as long as I could before having to leave around 7:45am. I would like to have seen Dot.ca, but he was busy incubating eggs which I think he would rather do more than anything else in life.


As I approached Seneca Towers on St. Paul St. I saw a falcon fly out from the south side roof and head east. I drove down East Ridge to look for it but came up empty. A friend of mine told me they saw a falcon flying near Rochester General Hospital the other day so our local watchers might want to add that to their places to check list. When I came back through, I pulled into the Northridge Church parking lot where I spotted a falcon on the north side roof above the windows with food.


This falcon looked big to me so I believe it was Billie-whoever it was they spent about 10 minutes eating before turning to fly off with the food down into the river gorge and didn’t come back up.


I ended my watch at 8:30am when it didn’t return. This afternoon, just like yesterday, 99 has been a busy flyer passing my window many times no more than 30 feet away from the building. This is my last watch for a while as I am having major surgery tomorrow. Until I return I’ll have to find other things to make me smile like our beloved Rochester Peregrine Falcons do! 🙂

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26 Responses to “Morning watch 4-7-15”

  1. patsy6 Says:

    Prayers and good wishes and all good things to you, MAK! Keep in touch when you can, and hopefully we’ll see you up and about and taking nourishment by fledge time or thereabouts.

  2. Lynne Heroux Says:

    Hope major is not “too” major and it will be for the best. Prayers your way. Keep us posted if you can.

  3. NCAfalcons Says:

    Good luck with the surgery. I will miss your tweets and reports. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  4. Patricia Rose Says:

    Best of luck, MAK! You will be up and around before you know it! Frank drove to the store 2 weeks after- just no heavy lifting for a while! lol 😉

  5. kathy from toronto Says:

    Good luck MAK, we’re all with you in spririt and we will miss your morning reports. I’m sure the Beautyful one will be wondering where her favorite watcher is too 🙂 Get well and come back to us soon!

  6. Braveheart2665 Says:

    Wishing you all the best MAK & praying all goes well. B & Dot will keep those egglets warm while we await your return. Know you’ll be back in the hole to watch those eyas as soon as you’re ready.

  7. Ginny Says:

    I wish you all the luck in the world tomorrow MAK.
    I’m going to miss your reports and great pics but we will be in touch and just get well and concentrate on that. Beauty and DC would tell you that too-KAK KAK 🙂

  8. MAK Says:

    Hey Pat, I’m still waiting for you to let me know if you got the text message and personal message on the forum from me about the bridge. It’s important and thanks for your well wishes. 🙂

  9. MAK Says:

    Lynne, NCA, Patty, Kathy, Linda and Ginny thank you so much for your kindness. It’s much appreciated and making me smile! 🙂

  10. Gloria L.Cutler Says:

    Best wishes and a speedy recovery. I enjoy your watch reports so much. Wish I could join you on your watches,but Connecticut is just a little far away.

  11. MAK Says:

    Thanks Gloria, maybe you could come visit some time. I’d be more than happy to show you around. 🙂

  12. Maureen in MA Says:

    I wish you all the best, MAK, and a very speedy recovery too! You will be greatly missed so hurry back!!

  13. tapper girl Says:

    Best of Luck,Be patient in your recovery,take care of and pamper yourself.

    Will be raising you in prayer,especially tomorrow. Will be missing you MAK. Diane

  14. Kris G. Says:

    I will miss your daily watch tweets and reports but know you’ll be back as soon as you are able. Hey, you’re addicted, what else can I say! Praying for you as you go through your surgery and recovery..will be in touch.

  15. MAK Says:

    Thanks Maureen. I’ll be back just as fast as I can! 🙂

  16. MAK Says:

    Don’t worry Diane I won’t rush anything as I am a good patient and always do exactly what the doctors tell me to do. Thanks for keeping me in your prayers. 🙂

  17. MAK Says:

    Hey Kris what was your first clue that I’m addicted!? lol Thanks for the prayers-one can never have too many of those! 🙂

  18. Annie M Says:

    Sending prayers your way for complete healing and fast recovery. Annie in Montana

  19. June Kogut Says:

    Don’t know if you’ll get this before you leave for the hospital.. I’ll be with you every step and know your spirit and love of our falcons will get you back very soon.. Keep the faith and follow your doctors advice carefully.. We’ll all miss you and your fabulous reports!! Love you, June

  20. MAK Says:

    Thank you so much Annie! 🙂

  21. MAK Says:

    No worries June, I always do what the doctors tell me. Thanks a whole big bunch for the well wishes. Love you too! 🙂

  22. Campgee Says:

    Gonna miss ya MAK, wishing you a speedy recovery to being good as new again so the summer falcon watches are a pleasure for you.

    Will be thinking about you all day and in the days to come as well.

  23. Carla Says:

    I wish you a speedy recovery..I will miss your reports..Greetings Carla

  24. Alison Says:

    I was at an event on Saturday and the woman doing the introducing of it had the same operation that MAK just had, 5 weeks before. She looked great and I hope MAK will, too, when she returns to us. (On Friday I was with a woman introducing the speaker who had had surgery for impacted bowel one month before and she looked even better, having dropped 10 lbs in the process.) I am trusting MAK will be back better than new by mid-May.

  25. Alison Says:

    I am glad MAK is home from the hospital and maybe we may read a report of what she sees of Billie and Seth from the safety of her apartment in the near future.

  26. Ciuciek Says:

    I hope to see you soon! with best wishes from Poland 😉

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