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Saturday Falcon Watch and More! – 4/30/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Not too much going on around the Times Square Bldg while incubation continues.  So, we wait for the eyases to appear.  Lots of loud peeping coming from the eggs could be heard by those watching the Rfalconcam Streaming Video yesterday.  A hatch should happen soon!

Yesterday, I got a text from Larry O.  He would be bringing his dog Harold down for a watch.  Harold is very ill and this would probably be the last chance I would have to see him.  Dana, Kathy O and I joined Larry and Harold on Aqueduct St (aka “the hole).  Beauty was up on the top Ibeam of OCSR.  She didn’t  stay long.  Beauty flew up to the nest box and Dot.ca flew out to take her place on OCSR.

That was the only activity we had until a wayward Turkey Vulture (TV) flew a little too close to the Times Square Bldg (TSB). Dot.ca was off and quickly caught up to the TV as it flew to the north side of the TSB.  We all watched as the Dot.ca hit the TV at least 5 times.  They were hard hits and the TV did all it could to get away.  Finally it did and Dot.ca again settled on the west corner, top IBeam of OCSR.

DC Attacks TV Too Close to TSB -4-30-16DC on OCSR on Guard -4-30-16

We ended our downtown watch.  Dana and I headed over to Seneca Towers where we found Seth (we believe) on the bridge.  He flew around to different spots, finally settling in a tree on the east side of the river.  If we hadn’t seen him land there, it would have been almost impossible to find him.

Seth We Think on ST Bridge -4-30-16Seth We Think on ST Bridge -4-30-16Seth We Think on Tree East Side of the River -4-30-16

Dana spotted this nest nearby.  We believe that it was a squirrel’s nest covered in cotton material.  Smart squirrel!

Cotton Covered Nest -4-30-16

Here are some pictures from my watches last weekend.

Saturday – April 23, 2016

DC on WW -4-23-16 DC Takes Off From WW -4-23-16Beauty With Food on South Side of TSB -4-23-16

Beauty With Food on South Side of TSB -4-23-166Beauty Flyover -4-23-16Beauty on OCSR -4-23-16

Sunday – April 24, 2016

DC on TSB with Food -4-24-16DC on TSB with Food -4-24-16DC on TSB with Food -4-24-16

DC on TSB with Food -4-24-16DC Off TSB -4-24-16DC on Wilder -4-24-16

Billie or Seth at ST -4-24-16Billie or Seth at ST -4-24-16

I will end my report with a tribute to our friend Harold.  Over the years we have lost fellow watchers and the friends that accompanied them.  We miss them all….

Harold -4-30-16Harold & Dana -4-30-16Harold -4-30-16

Harold -4-30-16Harold and Larry 4-30-16

9 Responses to “Saturday Falcon Watch and More! – 4/30/16”

  1. TapperGal Says:

    Nice “watch” You got some good pictures.Sorry to hear Harold is ill.Nice pictures of him that will bring pleasure to his owner in time,always sad to say goodbye. Thanks again.

  2. Carol P. Says:

    You’re very welcome Diane!

  3. Lynne Heroux Says:

    Please tell Larry we are so sorry about Harold !! Can’t wait for the “babies” so we can plan our trip to Rochester!

  4. Carol P. Says:

    I will Lynne.

  5. Larry O Says:

    Carol, the pictures are wonderful. What a great tribute to my ‘bestest’. Thanks so much for making them available. Larry

  6. jeanne Says:

    These are beautiful, Carol! A fitting tribute to Harold. i’ll miss him. I’m so sorry, Larry. It’s a hard thing to go through

  7. Kris G. Says:

    Just read this and am very sorry to hear that Harold has been so ill and, from what’s been posted here, it doesn’t sound like he survived his illness. I’ve met Harold a few times, at Falcon watches and Watcher’s Weekends..what a nice companion he was and how lucky he got to spend his last years with Larry. The pics are wonderful, Carol, and I’m so sorry for Larry’s loss.

  8. Carol P. Says:

    You’re welcome Larry! I will miss Harold very much. 🙁

  9. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Jeanne and Kris.

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