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Morning watch 9-23-11

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

Today marks the start ofย  fallย  here in Rochester my favorite season! I found Beauty on the HSBC building east side and I could see that she was eating on a chunk of red meat.


She finished it off and flew to the west toward the river. On my way over to the Broad St. bridge I looked at the Times Square building at each red light and could see the Beautyful one flying above it. When I arrived and pulled over I saw her fly to and land at the nestbox area. Next I spotted Archer fly in from the south and then they went into the scrape for some bonding. I saw Archer fly out when they were done and fly over to the OCSR building landing on the top ibeam at the west corner. So I drove down to Aqueduct St. for a closer view.


Archer didn’t stay there for long and then he was off flying toward the FCT. I never saw Beauty again after she went into the scrape with Archer. I went over to Fitzhugh St. parking in front of the sister cities parking gargage first and then moving up to in front of city hall. Archer was on the 2nd arm east side of the FCT.

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I watched Archer for more than an hour look around his surroundings and preen himself. Close to the end of my watch he moved in closer to the middle of the tower before leaving.

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Of course I missed him flying off being distracted by people on the sidewalk but I certainly enjoyed sharing space with Archer. At the bottom of this report are the links for a video of Archer and a photo album with more pics from my watch. Enjoy and keep smiling!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚



6 Responses to “Morning watch 9-23-11”

  1. Donna Says:

    To me, this looks like Miss Beauty, unless Archer fell in a vat of coffee!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. mkurtz Says:

    Well folks it seems that MAK has made an error in ID’ing the falcon on FCT this morning. It is in fact the Beautyful one! Donna brought it to my attention and showed me the error of my ways! lol I guess this is what happens when you don’t get enough sleep! SORRY and still smiling!!!:)

  3. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Those are some great shots, no matter who it is.

    I have not read anything more about Mr. C. Is the consensus that he has moved on?

  4. mkurtz Says:

    Thanks Alison, it’s amazing what a little sunshine can do for picture taking! Mr C turned out to be a black and white PIGEON! Had all us watchers fooled until CarolP saw it fly out of the chnook last week. lol And the falcon that was spotted by Joyce and I downtown hanging out with Beauty has moved on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Oh, for crying out loud. Mr C was a Mr P???
    But I thought I read about interactions with Unity and pictures of a fourth falcon.

  6. mkurtz Says:

    I don’t know where you read about interactions with Unity but the pics of the 4th falcon were probably the ones I took of the one hanging out with Beauty. It was a Thursday or Friday night that Joyce and I were watching them on Xerox and at the same time CarolP and Dana were at Kodak with Unity and Archer. So we know we had a 4th falcon at that time. Ok? ๐Ÿ™‚

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