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Morning watch 9-24-11

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

Sorry to say I don’t have much of a falcon watch to report about this morning. I found Archer on the top ibeam of the OCSR building near the north corner. I first spotted him from the Andrews St. bridge but the distance prevented me from ID’ing him so I drove over to Bragdon St. next to the Radisson Hotel.

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Isn’t it wild how the lighting and distance changes the pictures. The 1st pic above is from the Andrews St. bridge,the 2nd from Bragdon St. and the 3rd from the pedestrian bridge. You can’t really see it in any of these pics but I could see the white spot on his wing with both my scope and binocs. I’m sure I’m not mistaken today as I was yesterday.I walked out on the Pedestrian bridge just in time to hear him vocalize and fly away to the northeast and out of view behind buildings. This would be the ONLY falcon sighting for me on this day. A Great Blue Heron passed over so I snapped off a shot of it.


Apparently Archer met the Beautyful one over at the nestbox and did some bowing before I could get over there as reported to me via text message from Donna after the fact. After driving around our fair city many times with no sightings I parked on the Broad St. bridge thinking someone would show up. I got out and checked the river to find a 2nd year Black-crowned Night Heron or Green Heron (not sure which)and a Great Egret fishing .

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I waited around for awhile, took a couple more trips around the city and decided to call it quits. I wish everyone a good day and flash a little smile! πŸ™‚

PS: I forgot that I’m waiting for a short video to download of theΒ  Heron preening itself, I will add the link to the bottom of this report as soon as it’s done. Sorry my mind is shot lately! lol


4 Responses to “Morning watch 9-24-11”

  1. margaret Says:

    Lots of lovely pics. Thank you, MAK, for your dedication! Lovely pics!

  2. mkurtz Says:

    Thanks Margaret for your kind comment and you’re welcome! πŸ™‚

  3. Bobbie Ireland Says:

    More good stuff, MAK – again!!!

  4. mkurtz Says:

    Thanks Bobbie I appreciate your comments! πŸ™‚

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