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Thursday Morning Fledge Watch – 7/7/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Needless to say, I was very surprised to see MAK back in Rochester yesterday when I arrived on the Court St Bridge for my morning watch with Dan. Welcome back MAK!

It’s going to be another day of 90 degrees here in Rochester, NY.  Even at 6 am, it was warm and muggy.

When I arrived, I saw two juves flying over the Xerox Tower.  I decided to get a closer look before joining Dan and MAK on the Court St Bridge.  Both juvies landed on top of the antenna on top of Xerox.

10-two-juvies-on-xerox-antenna-7-7-16<— Two juvies on top of the antenna on the Xerox Tower.

One of the juvies headed west, back towards the Times Square Bldg.  It was time to go to the Court St Bridge.  There was a lot of activity by our 4 juvies.  Beauty watched from the top Ibeam on OCSR, while three of the four juvies landed on the base of the Mercury statue.

11-three-juvies-on-base-of-mercury-7-7-16<— Three juvies on the base of Mercury.

12-two-juvies-on-base-of-mercury-7-7-16<— Two juvies on base of Mercury.

Dan ended his morning watch at 7:00 am and MAK and I got in our cars to look for some falcons.  From Aqueduct (aka “the hole), I found two juvies on the Widow’s Walk.

13-two-juvies-on-ww-7-7-16<— Two juvies on Widow’s Walk.

14-view-from-the-hole-7-7-16<— My view from the hole.

At one point there were three juvies on the Widow’s Walk.  One of them had food.

15-two-juvies-on-ww-7-7-16<— Two juvies on Widow’s Walk.

There was a juvie on the Times Square Bldg (TSB) (at first I thought it was an adult), under the NE wing.  One of the Widow’s Walk juvies flew around the TSB and landed next to the one that was already there.

16-two-juvies-on-tsb-under-ne-wing-7-7-16<— Two juvies under the NE Wing on TSB.

Two remained on Widow’s Walk (WW).  One of them was obviously Leo.  lol

17-leo-and-sister-on-ww-7-7-16<— Leo and Sister on WW.

18-leo-sister-on-ww-7-7-16<— Leo and Sister on WW.

An adult brought in food and three of the juvies were in the air.  One of them received the food and landed on the Widow’s Walk railing with it.  Matilda landed next to her, hoping her sister would share.

20-matilda-and-sister-with-food-on-ww-7-7-16<— Matilda watches her sister mantle food, hoping she’ll share.

One juvie remained on the Times Square Bldg, sitting on the light under the NE wing.

19-lady-of-the-light-on-tsb-7-7-16<— Lady of the Light on the TSB.

The meal appeared to be a Starling, which was brought in my Dot.ca, now sitting on the OCSR top Ibeam.

21-dc-on-ocsr-7-7-16<— Dot.ca on OCSR.

All was quiet for awhile.  Then one juvie flew over me and landed on the north end of the Wilder Bldg.  The juvie walked in and out of sight.  Then feathers were flying.  Not sure where this meal came from, but the juvie was eating up there.  Dot.ca had never moved from the OCSR.

22-juvie-on-wilder-with-food-7-7-16<— Juvie on Wilder with Food.

I ended my morning watch when the juvie on Wilder finished her meal and joined her sister under the NW wing on the Times Square Bldg.  We had seen all 6 Rochester Falcons this morning. The heat was rising and the falcons would soon be seeking shade.  Time to head home.  Until later!

23-two-juvies-on-tsb-under-nw-wing-7-7-16<— Two juvies under the NW wing on the Times Square Bldg.

6 Responses to “Thursday Morning Fledge Watch – 7/7/16”

  1. TapperGal Says:

    Thank you Carol for the pictures of today’s “watch” You always get great shots and fun to view.I love seeing the falcons through your lens.

  2. Carol Says:

    You’re very welcome Diane! I thank you so much for your kind comments. They are always welcome! 🙂

  3. betty capuano Says:

    thanks carol for the great pics. really enjoy them**

  4. Carla Provenzano Says:

    Great report and great pictures, as always!!! Thanks, Carol.

  5. Carol P. Says:

    You’re welcome Betty!

  6. Carol P. Says:

    🙂 Carla!

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