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Sunday Fledge Watch – The Heat Continues As the Juvies Fly High! 6/19/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Watchers: Dan, Larry, Dana, Kathy O, Lisa, Joyce, Carol Lukka, Linda Braveheart, Aaron, Carla, Jeanne and me Carol P.

This is a report of two watches. Morning watch and Evening watch. The  heat during the middle of the day was intolerable with temps in the low 90s.

During the morning hours, all 4 juvies were on the Widow’s Walk. The highlight of the watch was seeing one of them take off and chase a small bird. It was the first witnessed attempted hunt by one of them. We thought it was probably Leo.

When I returned for my evening watch, I was able to find shade and a beautiful breeze. For the first hour, there wasn’t much activity. I believe they were all on the Times Square bldg in the shade.

When it cooled down to 88, the juvies became more active. There was lots of flying and chasing. They have started to talon tag with each other. So much fun to watch.

Lilac landed on Mercury’s leg. One flew over the river practicing shallow stoops. Oh the wonderful chases!

At the end of the evening, Beauty brought in a pigeon which was big enough to feed the whole family. After eating, they all headed back to the Times Square bldg. It was time to sleep! Tomorrow will be even warmer than today. Keep cool everyone!

5 Responses to “Sunday Fledge Watch – The Heat Continues As the Juvies Fly High! 6/19/16”

  1. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Not one visible on the Main camera or camera 1 when I looked in at 5:30 am. But they must be somewhere.

  2. TapperGal Says:

    Thanks Carol.Sunday had to be a fun “watch”,especially in the evening.

  3. Carol P. Says:

    You’re welcome Diane! It was a beautiful evening to watch falcons. 🙂

  4. Ruth Says:

    I am so happy to have hear they are all flying well & growing stronger & more independent. I wish I could see them but I enjoy these updates greatly!

  5. Carol P. Says:

    You’re welcome Ruth! Wish you could see them too!

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