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A Very Hot and Humid Saturday Morning Falcon Watch – 5/28/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

I think we’ve skipped right over Spring into Summer.  When I first arrived downtown, it was close to 80 degrees.  Now it’s 90 or more!

Because there is no parking on the Broad St Bridge, I parked on the next street over, the Court St Bridge.  To give you an idea of what we can see from there, here are some pictures of my view.  From there, I could see Dot.ca on the top Ibeam of OCSR and Beauty inside the nest box shading her eyases.

View from the Court St Bridge -5-28-16View from the Court St Bridge -5-28-16Beauty in the Nest Box Shading the Eyases -5-28-16

Rochester Public Library -5-28-16Looking South Freddie-Sue Bridge -5-28-16View from the Court St Bridge -5-28-16

I moved over to Aqueduct St aka “the Hole” for a closer look.  From that angle, I could not see into the nest box.  Here is what I could see.

View from Aqueduct St aka the Hole -5-28-16View from Aqueduct St aka the Hole -5-28-16

View from Aqueduct St aka the Hole -5-28-16View from Aqueduct St aka the Hole -5-28-16

Dot.ca remained on the top IBeam of OCSR.

Dot.ca on OCSR - 5-28-16Dot.ca on OCSR - 5-28-16

Since all was peaceful and quiet and very hot, I moved on to the path across from Seneca Towers.  Dana was out, so she joined me there.

We found one falcon on the bridge and one hawk flew overhead.  I believe it was a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.  Because of the heat, there wasn’t much activity and we didn’t stay long.

ST Falcon on Bridge -5-28-16Juvie RTH I Believe -5-28-16

It was time to check out the Firehouse Woods in Greece, NY, which is a suburb of Rochester.  I was ready to take a walk and look for birds in the shade.  🙂  Today Dana and I saw two life birds, (birds I had never seen before). The first was a Woodcock and the 2nd a Black-billed Cuckoo.  Nice!

Firehouse Woods -5-28-16Woodcock in Firehouse Woods -5-28-16Black-billed Cuckoo in Church Woods -5-28-16

Hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day weekend!  Keep cool!

4 Responses to “A Very Hot and Humid Saturday Morning Falcon Watch – 5/28/16”

  1. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Wow, Carol P, after all those hours out watching birds (mainly falcons), you can still find new ones to add to your list! I am impressed.

  2. Carol P. Says:

    lol Thanks Alison! 🙂

  3. TapperGal Says:

    Good to hear from you on your “watch” Always enjoy your photos of the downtown buildings as well as falcons.Thanks.Good Memorial Day in honor of so many!!

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Diane! It was a day to remember.

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