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Tuesday Falcon Watch – Beauty and Dot.ca Downtown – 2/23/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Just a quick report.  On my watch today, I could only find Beauty and Dot.ca.

No falcons at the Brighton Site, Medley Ctr, Seneca Towers or Russell Station. Although, fellow Watchers reported falcon sightings over the past 24 hours.  Pat reported seeing a falcon on the southwest corner of Seneca Towers yesterday at 5:00 pm. Dick reported seeing a falcon on the glass peak at Medley Center earlier this morning at 10:20 am.

Yesterday, at 2:00 pm, Brian H reported the following:  “Small Tiercel just went by me on Broad St by HSBC.  He was heading NE behind RG&E.”  I asked Brian if he thought it was Dot.ca?  He thought it was too small to be DC.  So I had extra incentive to check on Beauty and Dot.ca today.  This is the time of year that wandering Peregrines Falcons can come through looking for their own territories.

At first, I could find no falcons downtown.  I drove all over looking for them.  It wasn’t until I returned to the Broad St Bridge that I finally found a falcon.  Dot.ca, with his blindingly white chest, was on the west corner of the OCSR facing south into the sun.  When I couldn’t find Beauty, I drove over to the Andrews St Bridge.  There she was!  Also on the top Ibeam, very close to Dot.ca, but on the north side.

Both were preening and enjoying the milder weather.

Dot.ca on OCSR West Corner -2-23-16Beauty and Dot.ca on OCSR -2-23-16

I am happy to report that all was peaceful and quiet.  Well, except for the Genesee River that runs through the center of downtown Rochester.  Because of all the melting, the river was high and running fast.  After such a nice, sunny day, we are expecting heavy rain tomorrow.


2 Responses to “Tuesday Falcon Watch – Beauty and Dot.ca Downtown – 2/23/16”

  1. patsy6 Says:

    Thanks, Carol. I don’t like it when they perch on the north side of OCSR where I can’t see them! 🙂 Anyway, it’s always good to know all is well.

  2. Carol P. Says:

    For sure Pat. Love it when all is quiet. 🙂

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