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Falcon watch 11-26-11

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

My morning watch started with a 45 minute search to find Beauty. From the Broad St. bridge I spotted her on the jail tower tucked into the middle of the structure.


I drove over to Troop St. to be closer to the Beautyful one and soon after I arrived she moved to the 3rd arm on the north side.

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As I was taking my morning meds she flew off and I missed it so I had no idea which direction she flew. So I went into search mode again. After half hour or so I decided to go to KP and look for Unity. I spent an hour there with no sign of her. I got a call from KathyO that they had 2 Falcons at the Medley Center in Irondequoit so I went there and joined Kathy,Carol,Dana,Joyce and Brian.  What fun we had watching these 2 unbanded pefas fly and hunt together.

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Lisa and Dan came to join us just in time to see an awesome tandem hunt. The female flew off first followed by the male soon after. She chased down a pigeon and changed the direction to go right into the path of the male.  He stooped down and whacked it and she flew underneath and snagged it in her talons! It was just breath taking to see. I’ve seen plenty of stoops but never the actual successful ending. Needless to say we were all pretty pumped after that,high fiving and fist bumping each other. The pair of falcons flew back to the glass peak of the Medley Center to catch their breath before disappearing to the other side of the mall to eat their catch.

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Jeanne showed up less than 5 minutes later and missed the whole thing. She,Brian and Dan stayed while the rest of us went over to look for them. They were on a double light pole with the female preparing and eating their catch.

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They flew to another light pole where she finished eating what she wanted while he flew off and chased a Coppers Hawk away. She then grabbed what little was left and flew to the east followed by him until we could no longer see them. What a great show this pair put on for us. Obviously they have been together for awhile judging on how they worked together. Check out my album and video link below for more from todays watch. I’m sure they will make you smile! 🙂

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Falcon watch 11-26-11
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4 Responses to “Falcon watch 11-26-11”

  1. Ginny Says:

    MAK! This was a great report and those falcons are gorgeous! What great pics you got of them and of course our Beauty is lovely 🙂
    This made me smile! 🙂

  2. Lola Says:

    Thanks for the narrative about the sweeties. The pictures are great!
    I bet it was cold.

    Thanks again. Hugs > Lola

  3. Donna Says:

    Great report, pics and video MAK. So nice to see a couple hunting together. Wonder who they are, no bands. 🙁 You watchers had a GREAT few days. Way to go all!

  4. MAK Says:

    Thanks guys it truly is my pleasure to bring my experiences into your homes and make you smile! 🙂

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