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Morning Falcon Watch / See y’all in a few months 2-15-16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was overcast with a bit of a breeze and a temperature of 9 (F)  -13 (C)

I started my day with Seth on the north window ledge-he had his back to me as I pulled into the Northridge Church parking lot.


I wish I had seen Billie but I’m sure she’s just fine. I stopped on the south side of the Broad St. bridge when I saw Beauty on a northwest corner of Legacy Tower. She flew off to the OCSR elevator shaft just as I got stopped so I went over to Bragdon Place where I could see her on the south ledge. She was feaking and had a little food in her crop.


I left to look for Dot.ca (DC) and when I didn’t I returned to check the OCSR elevator shaft. The Beautyful one was still on the south ledge. DC had joined her and was perched on the north ledge with a full crop.


I shared space with our downtown pair for a bit and then I went over to the Brighton site. When I arrived the female was on the northwest corner of the northwest extension.


She was looking south mostly when she pooped and dropped off the corner out of view and came back thru to land on an east facing window on the northwest extension.


She didn’t stay there but a few seconds then off to the southeast extension where it meets the east extension and landed on the 2nd window down. Larry came by at that time to do a quick check before heading to work.


After Larry left I took a ride around the building and found the cute little tiercel (male) on the west extension where it meets the southwest extension on a top window across from the cubby where Pigott and DC used to meet for bonding sessions.


I had to get going so I left for the Medley Centre mall for my last stop of the day. Now, I hadn’t seen Big Frank(ie) in a couple weeks or better so I wasn’t expecting find her. I can’t say for sure that it was her because her back was to me but it very well may have been her who I spotted on the north side of the carousel roof.


I missed the falcon take off while I was tweeting my findings and when I looked up she was flying east and out of view. I ended my watch at 9:40am.

I will be gone for a few months as I am leaving for Arkansas tomorrow morning to support my sister while she battles Stage 4 Breast Cancer, so this will be my last falcon watch report until I return. Please keep a good thought for her and keep smiling! 🙂

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13 Responses to “Morning Falcon Watch / See y’all in a few months 2-15-16”

  1. Pa Gal Says:

    Thanks for all you do for us, MAK. Will miss you and reading your reports. Sending best wishes to your sister and family at this difficult time.

  2. Lynne Heroux Says:

    Hope you don’t go through falcon withdrawal !

  3. MAK Says:

    Thank you Pa Gal! I will miss providing those reports!! 🙂

  4. Annie Says:

    Sorry to hear that your sister has breast cancer. Cancer is a hard battle and I will be praying for both of you. You will be missed.

  5. TapperGal Says:

    MAK, So Sorry about your sister,you are giving her a wonderful gift with your presence.I will raise her as well as yourself and family in prayer for comfort,peace and sharing memories as she experiences her journey with this illness.Love of one’s sister is SPECIAL,enjoy each moment.

  6. MAK Says:

    Thank you Annie! I appreciate that! 🙂

  7. MAK Says:

    Thanks for your touching comment Diane! 🙂

  8. Glenn G. Says:

    God bless you and your Sister. As a two time cancer survivor I know of the great sadness it brings. Thanks again for such a wonderful job you have done here in
    Rochester! Glenn G.

  9. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Godspeed, MAK. We will miss you as a watcher, but send strengthening thoughts after you to uphold you both and hope to hear from you and your sister as “bathrobe brigade” members from time to time as the falcon season progresses.

  10. MAK Says:

    Thank you Glenn and God Bless You! 🙂

  11. MAK Says:

    Alison, you will definitely be hearing from me and I’m honored to be part of the “bathrobe brigade”! 🙂

  12. June P Kogut Says:

    Mak, I am so sorry you and your sister have this difficult time to go through..I have had three battles so far with the evil CA. I was very lucky to catch it in early stages each time (thanks be to G–).Even so , it is a scary time. She is so lucky to have you to help her and support her. We will all miss you, will be thinking about you and waiting for your return. Fondly, June

  13. MAK Says:

    Thank you for sharing that with me June-it’s always encouraging for my sister to hear of people that have survived. I read every post to her of people who send support and love! I appreciate it more than anyone knows! 🙂

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