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Saturday Falcon Watch – 2/4/17

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

It was a very cold day with temps in the 20’s (F).  Some sun, some light snow.  A good day to go out for a falcon watch, as long as you stayed in your car.  Brrrr!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to get out.  I badly needed fresh air and to see a falcon or two or three or……  🙂

I decided to check on the falcons that have been seen at the Brighton Site (BS) and a nearby building.  There was a falcon on one of the windows of this building.  Based on size, I believe it is a male.  Most of the time I was there, he had his back to me.  Finally he stood up, showing me his legs and letting me know he had no bands.  That was very kind of him.  lol

Here are a couple pictures of this handsome tiercel.


My next stop was the BS location, where I found the unbanded female we have been seeing there.  She too had her back to me and she was napping.


Are these two just visiting for the winter?  Do they have mates and territories of their own that they’ll return to?  We’ll keep watching!

It was time to head downtown to look for Beauty and Dot.ca.  I found them both side-by-side on the north side of OCSR on the top Ibeam.


They were both settled in and all was peaceful and quiet downtown.

On my way home, I stopped at Maplewood Park to check out Seneca Towers.  Sadly, Billie and Seth were not home.  It was time for me to end my watch.

I was very happy to have seen 4 falcons today!  🙂

4 Responses to “Saturday Falcon Watch – 2/4/17”

  1. Alison in Indiana Says:

    And I am happy you got to see them and reported back to us. I think the Brighton Site could have a resident pair without interfering with Beauty and Dot.ca too much. BS was where DC hid his little bit on the side, knowing B would not be poking around there. 😉

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Alison! Saw two at BS today.

  3. WLABarb Says:

    Despite the bitter cold, you had a good Watch! Thanks for your report and photos, Carol.

  4. Carol P. Says:

    You’re very welcome Barb! I can’t get out as much as I would like to right now, but when I can I like to check on our falcons. So nice hearing from you. 🙂

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