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Friday Fledge Watch – Jail Birds! 6/24/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

It was a gorgeous day to watch falcons! Sunny with temps in the 70’s. Although it was very chilly when I met fellow watchers Dan, Joyce and Larry O at 6:00 am on the Court St Bridge. I had wanted to get out for an early watch and this was the perfect day to do it!

We were all thrilled to see all four juvies; Lilac, Leo, Matilda and Aria flying so well. They stayed mostly over and on the jail communication tower and the Hall of Justice. Both Beauty and Dot.ca were in hunt mode, but we did not see them catch anything.

My evening watch started a little after 6pm. When I arrived on Aqueduct St aka the hole, I could hear a juvie vocalizing. I found one on Mercury. It took off and flew towards OCSR. Turned and headed back towards the TSB where a 2nd juvie joined it, then a 3rd! They all ended up landing on the Hall of Justice roof.

I could see wings flapping now and then. It looked like they may have been eating. I was soon joined by Kathy O, Jeanne, Joyce and Carla. We set up our chairs at the south end of the hole. From there we could see the jail communication tower, the Hall of Justice, the Times Square bldg, the Wilder bldg and OCSR.

For three hours we saw a lot of flying by all four juvies and Beauty & Dot.ca. At 9:00 pm, all 4 moved to Widow’s Walk, then 3 flew to the base of Mercury. Beauty had landed on camera #1.

I had to end my watch. When I got home, I checked the Rfalconcam live streaming video. At least two of the juvies had returned to the nest box.

These four are inseparable! I am so happy they are staying together. 🙂

4 Responses to “Friday Fledge Watch – Jail Birds! 6/24/16”

  1. TapperGal Says:

    Great to hear about your “watch” Always good to hear falcon news!!!!!Thanks Carol and all the “watchers” for your dedication.

  2. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Apparently no one spent the night at the nest box. The halcyon days of the Bathrobe Brigade are over.

  3. Carol P. Says:

    You’re very welcome Diane! We all do it for the love of these beautiful birds! 🙂

  4. betty capuano Says:

    thanks carol. awsome**

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