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Morning watch 9-22-11

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

It’ was another dreary overcast morning in Rochester and the best cure for that is watching falcons! I found both Beauty and Archer on the HSBC building and in the darkness there was no way of telling who was who. After I tweeted it outΒ  andΒ  looked back up there they were gone. Thinking they went to the nestbox I drove over to the Broad St. bridge and parked. I couldn’t see any figures near the nestbox or on the Times Square building,no bumps on the FCT or jail tower. Nobody on Mercury but as I kept panning I did spot a falcon on the top ibeam south corner of the OCSR building. I couldn’t ID it from where I was for I was too far away and it was still rather dark out so I drove down to Aqueduct St. for closer viewing.


I still couldn’t be sure but it looked like Archer to me and seconds later it flew off and then I saw 2 falcons flying off to the northwest. Heading in the general direction of FCT I drove to Fitzhugh St. and spotted Beauty immediately on her favorite perching spot on the FCT.

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She spent alot of her time looking around the area. I thought perhaps she was looking for Archer since he was nowhere to be found. I believe he probably went over to KP. The Beautyful one did some preening and picking at her feathers as it started to rain lightly.

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I moved to the city hall parking lot to view Beauty and had a gentleman stop and ask if I was watching the hawks. I chuckled to myself and said no I’m watching a Peregrine Falcon. He said yes of course, they are phenomenal!Β  I work nights at city hall and I see them all the time and again he said they are phenomenal! I said they certainly are and that’s why I get up every morning to come downtown and watch them. He said sorry to disturb you and I said no problem handed him a rfalconcam business card and away he went after thanking me.

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It had stopped raining and the sun was trying to peek through the clouds as I left Beauty to go home. Another falcon watch in the books sent me on my way with a smile on my face and I hope all of you that read my report are smiling too! πŸ™‚


7 Responses to “Morning watch 9-22-11”

  1. ei Says:

    You know we are! πŸ™‚

  2. Donna Says:

    Great report and love the “Hawk” thing!! πŸ™‚

  3. mkurtz Says:

    Thanks for the comments ladies!! πŸ™‚

  4. ginny Says:

    I am DEFINTELY smiling now MAK! πŸ™‚

  5. margaret Says:

    Smiles to all! πŸ™‚

  6. mkurtz Says:

    YAY!!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Carol P. Says:

    A few years ago a bunch of us were having lunch at the restaurant across the street from Kodak Office after a banding day. As we were giving our orders for lunch, the waiter very seriously asked us if we were there to see the California Condors on the Kodak Tower. We all said yep. Hahahahahaha!

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