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Falcon watch 3-1-12

By Rochester falcon watcher MAK

Well folks looks like I’ll be out falcon watching through Sunday for my friend Tesa has given me use of her minivan until then. Yeeha! Bright and early this morning as I parked on the Broad St. bridge facing the Times Square building I thought I saw a falcon fly near the nest box. 10 minutes later after a quick ride around the block and back I could see Unity on top of cam 1. Donna informed me that she was on top of the main cam and then hopped over to cam 1.

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I managed to barely see the tail feathers of Mr. hanging off the ledge of the northeast wing on the Times Square building. Donna texted me and said she could hear him whining on the live stream. I then drove down to Aqueduct St. to see him better but he had left while I was in transit. Next thing I knew Unity was flying above OCSR circling around the back  and ending up under the northeast wing on Times Square.

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She flew off while I wasn’t looking and after searching for 45 minutes without finding her I left to take care of some business.

Ok I’m back and it’s 4:15.  Unity was at the nest box and Mr. was on the ledge one level up from the nest box.

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Mr. flew down to a ledge one level below nest box for only about 30 seconds and then he was off to the OCSR building top ibeam southeast side. And Unity remained in the nest box.

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Apparently as told to me by camera watcher Donna ,when I wasn’t paying attention Mr. joined Unity over near the nest box for less than a minute then took off with Unity right after him. She also informed me at the time that birdgirl814 who works in the OCSR building southwest side on the 11 th floor wanted to meet me. So Donna arranged for us to meet on the bridge. Her real name is Katie and she’s been lurking since 2001 when Mariah and Kaver had their nest box at Kodak. It was a pleasure talking to her and I look forward to seeing her posting on the forum and joining us watchers on the street. It will make her smile I guarantee it! 🙂

6 Responses to “Falcon watch 3-1-12”

  1. margaret Says:

    Nice posting MAK! I am glad you have wheels until Sunday. Your posts are great, as are your pictures.
    Teach Birdgirl (Katie) the ropes.

  2. Ginny Says:

    Thanks for this great report MAK! 🙂

  3. Kris G. Says:

    Glad you have wheels for a few days (thanks, Tesa) and thanks for another great report and pics, MAK!

  4. MAK Says:

    There’s no one more happy than me to have wheels. I got great friends and I’m glad some of you enjoy my pics and reports! It’s my total pleasure to bring them to you!! 🙂

  5. Katie Says:

    MAK so great to meet you in person. I’ve been following your posts for the last several years and love your photos. I can’t believe I made it into your Falcon Watch report. It’s an honor! 🙂

  6. MAK Says:

    Glad to have you on board Katie! Now don’t be shy. Please continue commenting and getting involved with the forum. I guarantee you’ll have fun and you’ll meet some great people. 🙂

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