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Morning Fledge Watch 7-30-15

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was a humid 76 (F) 24 (C) degrees when I started out this morning, It started raining as soon as I got in my car and continued for much of my watch

When I reached the south end of my parking lot at Seneca Towers it was raining sideways right at my face as I struggled to get a pic of Billie on the top window ledge south end. I got it and quickly put my window up before my camera got too wet. I then went out to Seth Green Dr. thinking the trees would help shield me but that was a no go so I left for downtown after checking for more falcons. There were none at that time other than Buffalo Billie.


After a check around downtown I stopped on the Court St. bridge to see 2 falcons next to each other on the east side railing of Widows Walk. I quickly drove over to the hole and just as I pulled over one of them flew off and went into a stoop toward the river in the general direction I had just come from. The falcon that remained was a juvie.


The juvie left just as it started to pour of rain. I found Genesee on the base of Mercury a few minutes later at 6:40am and he was soaking wet. I think he may have been the juvie that was on Widows Walk. He stayed perched like a statue until the rain let up then started preening a little.


At 7:18am Genesee turned to the north and flew off carrying a lot of water weight. I can relate to that except I don’t fly! LOL


I searched for the next 45 minutes and left from the High Falls pedestrian bridge for Seneca Towers. When I arrived on Seth Green Dr. Bith and Sellie were home to greet me. They were perched a few feet apart on the west side railing.


They only stayed for a minute as Bith charged Sellie making him fly off then Bith followed and juvie games began with them chasing each other around the building a few times. They flew north out of sight and never returned.


That ended my watch on an early note at 8:20am with a big old smile on my face! 🙂

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4 Responses to “Morning Fledge Watch 7-30-15”

  1. WLABarb Says:

    It was a good day in Rochester for “de-crusting” PEFAS, and free car washes! Thanks for your report, MAK. It’s always good to read about, and see what the Rochester Falcons are up to.

  2. MAK Says:

    De-crusting-that’s a good one Barb! teehee They’re always up to something only they don’t always let me see it! 🙂

  3. June Kogut Says:

    Chuckles in the rain have to be almost as good as singing in the rain.. Nice to see you and the Pefas out and about..Thanks for the drippy (grins here) report! Always nice to touch base in the morning!! Thanks, MAK ..With smiles, June

  4. MAK Says:

    Hey June, I’m glad I can give you grins, chuckles and smiles in the morning! 🙂

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