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My Last Visit with a Juvie – Leo on 8/2/16

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

My last sighting of a juvie was on August 2nd.  It was Leo and he flew up to roof of City Place with Beauty, who gave him a small bird.

4-beauty-on-city-place-8-2-16<— Beauty on City Place After Giving Food to Leo.

Leo then flew over to the Widow’s Walk (WW) to enjoy his small meal and Beauty followed him.  There was a lot of vocalization between them.  She was on the northwest corner watching over him.

6-leo-on-ww-with-food-8-2-16<— Leo on Widow’s Walk with Food.

5-beauty-on-ww-watching-over-leo-8-2-16<— Beauty on Widow’s Walk Watching Over Leo as he Ate.

After he ate his fill, Leo took off with his leftovers, heading north.

2-leo-with-food-on-ww-8-2-16<— Leo Took Off with his Leftovers Heading North.

Leo landed on top of City Place.

3-leo-on-city-place-with-food-8-2-16<— Leo on City Place with His Leftovers.

A few moments later, Beauty joined him.  Leo very loudly let his mom know that he did not want to share.  He grabbed his small bird and headed west with it.

1-leo-and-beauty-on-city-place-bldg-8-2-16<— Leo was not happy when Beauty joined him on City Place.

After both Beauty and Leo left, I attempted to find him, but had no luck.  Later that morning, I did find a juvie within the framework of the Frontier Communication Tower, but was unable to get a positive ID.

This was the last time I saw a juvie downtown.  Beauty and  Dot.ca are seen most days and many of the watchers are still checking out the downtown area.  If any juvies are seen, we will be sure to post about it here.

Safe travels young falcons!

10 Responses to “My Last Visit with a Juvie – Leo on 8/2/16”

  1. Lynne Heroux Says:

    Funny they never went to the gorge. Just hung around Powers nest box. Or they went there and no one ever saw them there. Oh well next year !!!

  2. Annie in Montana Says:

    Appreciate the update. Special thanks to all the watchers for keeping track of our falcons.

  3. Jogs Says:

    Empty nest syndrome has set in. Thanks for the final juvie report. I hope we again hear where they pop up.

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Lynne, I was really hoping they would make it to the gorge. We kept checking, hoping. 🙂

  5. Carol P. Says:

    Annie, the watchers worked really hard this year keeping track our young ones! Thanks!

  6. Carol P. Says:

    Hi Jogs! I keep hoping to see one of the juvies, but have only seen Beauty and Dot.ca recently. Empty nest syndrome for all of us! Thanks for the comment!

  7. betty capuano Says:

    carol thanks to you & all the watchers for all you brought to us the writings & pics. all beautiful & so entertaining. can’t wait for next yr. hope they stick around* my babies* love them so. i feel they were my kids. from the egg to present. ha* ha* have a wonderful fall & winter. till next spring. peace to you & all the watchers.

  8. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Betty! It’s so sad to see them go. Be sure to check in now and then. You never know what we’ll see this fall and winter! Take care! 🙂

  9. Alison in Indiana Says:

    It was sweet while it lasted and we did not have to mourn for any of our fledglings this summer, nor watch territorial battles in horror this spring.
    My thanks to all the faithful and energetic watchers and the reporters (especially the knowledgeable Carol P.) for keeping the Bathrobe Brigade up to date on every falcon appearance during the season.

  10. Carol P. Says:

    You’re very welcome Alison. It was a very good year for our falcons. I was out this morning and saw both Beauty and Dot.ca. Beauty was hunting over the Genesee River. Fun to watch!

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