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Falcon watch 2-28-12

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

My dear friend of 40 years (we met freshman year of high school) Tesa (short for Teresa) took me to a doctor appointment today. We had lunch afterward and she asked if I wanted to go falcon watching with one stipulation -I had to drive as she doesn’t like driving much. Of course I said YES and for the first time since before my last knee replacement I was behind the wheel again. Ah freedom is a beautiful thing! As we drove east bound through the intersection of Broad St. and Plymouth Ave. I spotted the wing flap of a Peregrine falcon flying above the Times Square building and disappearing behind buildings. We stopped up on the Broad St. bridge and I noticed a white bump on the top ibeam southeast side of OCSR. I took a few pics and then drove down to Aqueduct St. for closer inspection. After zooming a pic on my cameras’ LCD screen I decided it was the male who I’m simply callingย  Mr.

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Out of nowhere appeared another falcon flying above the OCSR building and vanishing behind it to the north. I assumed it was Unity. I drove us back up to the bridge for a better view of the area. I grabbed my binocs and started looking down river toward the lake when Tesa said what’s up there on Mercury. Lo and behold Unity was up on the money bag hand!

Not sure if I can post any more pics as I’m having issues with my computer but I have made an album of which I will post the link for at the end of my report.

Since Unity had her back to us we returned to Aqueduct St. for closer viewing. I took a walk to Main St. and got some shots of Mr. and then I walked down to the parking lot of Thomson Reuters directly below Mercury and took a couple of what I think are cool pics. I rejoined Tesa and drove us up to the bridge once again where we could keep track of both our feathered friends. You could clearly see that Unity had quite the full crop! It seemed that they were hunkered down for a while and so we called it a watch. I think Mr. is very cute and he makes me smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

This album is minus about 10 pics but after spending about 5 hours you have my report and some pics to enjoy. PHEW!


8 Responses to “Falcon watch 2-28-12”

  1. dumpsterkitty Says:

    Great to see you back in action MAK!

  2. Donna Says:

    Behind the wheel again!! Way to go MAK. Thanks for report and pics. Just have to see how this all plays out. I’m getting nervous!

  3. glo Says:

    I love all the pics. Glad to hear you are back on the road again!

  4. Ginny Says:

    Love the pics MAK and Mr. is adorable.
    I just hope everyone stays safe when Archer comes home and there are no battles!!
    Good to see you back on the watch! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. MAK Says:

    I’m getting nervous too Donna especially since I haven’t a vehicle to get downtown. I would be camping out there if I could, especially around the time Beauty is released and Archer is expected home. I only wish I could go everyday like I used to and be a true guardian angel to them. What will be will be. Sorry don’t feel like smiling today. Heavy sigh…

  6. Braveheart2665 Says:

    MAK <3 I pray you will find a way

  7. margaret Says:

    I am sorry MAK. Keep smiling.

  8. MAK Says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ New day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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