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A New Years Eve Falcon Watch – Last of 2011 – 12/31/11

From Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P. – 12/31/11

Happy New Year everyone!

My New Years Eve Falcon watch started out with my neighborhood Church Hawks. This is a local pair of Red-tail Hawks that nest near where I live. Every now and then I’ll find one or both on the cross of a church down the street from where I live. I’m pretty sure they had only one baby last year.

Next stop was Kodak Park. No luck finding Unity. Kathy O had seen her yesterday afternoon, so she was definitely still in the area.

Onward to downtown Rochester. At about 10:30 am, I found Beauty on the Frontier Communication Tower (FCT) under the platform. This was a favorite perch for her. I was soon joined by Dana. Between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, when I left, Beauty remained on the FCT except for flying off once to chase some pigeons and return. Shaky turned pancam towards FCT to allow the Rfalconcam friends to view Beauty.

I had to do some grocery shopping and when I left a very busy Wegmans, my cell phone rang. It was a very excited Dana. She was down at Charlotte and there were two Peregrine Falcons on the old railroad swing bridge. Well guess where I headed next? 🙂

I soon joined Dana and Kathy O at Charlotte and for a couple hours we watched this obviously bonded pair tandem hunt pigeons and ducks and an occasional thump on a gull.

We believe this is the same pair we had previously been watching at the Irondequoit Mall. They are both unbanded and their coloring is very close to Mariah and Kaver’s. White over the cere and flattish head on the female and a very dark helmet on the Tiercel (male).

Could this be Charbay, our wintering female that hung out in Charlotte last year? We even started wondering if the Tiercel might be Mr. T. I know that we’ll be looking to see if there are any similarities between this Tiercel and Mr. T. Stay tuned!



Click on the link above to see my KGallery album of pictures from today’s watch. No sign on needed.

Carol P.

5 Responses to “A New Years Eve Falcon Watch – Last of 2011 – 12/31/11”

  1. Alison Says:

    Exciting development.
    Hayy New Year to the entire kfalcon family from this long time bathrobe brigader.

  2. Alison Says:

    Kfalcon = Kodak falcon, that dates me. Should have been rfalcon family.

  3. Carol P. Says:

    lol Alison! 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your family also.

  4. Maureen in MA Says:

    Happy New Year to all at rFalconcam!! 😀

  5. Carol P. Says:

    Happy New Year to you too Maureen!

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