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Falcon Watch/3 out of 4 Pefa’s 8-16-17

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was partly cloudy with a temperature of 62 (F) 17 (C)

I was happy to find Billie and Seth together at Seneca Towers to begin my watch. They were on the top window ledge at the north end of the building. I only shared a few minutes with them as they both seemed to be looking over their shoulders for a breakfast item to go chase.

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I arrived downtown around 7:30am and after searching around I spotted Dot.ca (DC) on the Frontier Communications Tower (FCT) under the southeast cube from the City Hall parking lot. He was preening.

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I drove down to park on Fitzhugh St. for another angle of him as he was half napping and looking around. He soon seemed to spot something to the southeast and flew off after pooping.

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I thought perhaps he had seen Beauty and flew off to meet her but no such luck. I found him on the top I-beam west corner of OCSR from State St.


I took a trip around downtown and ended up with no Beauty sighting. I stopped on the Court St. bridge and found a preening Great Egret in the tree by the Broad St. bridge and the Rundell Library where we have often found a Black-crowned Night Heron hiding. Under the BSB was a seemingly headless Great Blue Heron that was snoozing and down in the river were lots of Ring-billed Gulls.

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One more unsuccessful trip around to look for the Beautyful one before checking from the hole to see that DC was still on OCSR.


Not a bad little falcon watch in which I saw 3 out of 4 Rochester Peregrine Falcons that gave me reason to smile! 🙂

Click on the link below if you wish to check out my snippet video


8 Responses to “Falcon Watch/3 out of 4 Pefa’s 8-16-17”

  1. Annie in MT Says:

    Love all the pictures especially the Great Egret. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dot in PA Says:

    Love the headless heron! (sounds like a good name for a rock group)

  3. MAK Says:

    I like to share Annie! 🙂

  4. MAK Says:

    I agree Dot! Haha!! 🙂

  5. BETTY Says:

    if it wasn’t for you & your snippets we would never know the beauty & all the different birds that enjoy the banks of the genesee river. these are some beautiful shots. thanks Mak for your time & patience.& all the watchers.looking forward to more*

  6. MAK Says:

    You’re entirely welcome Betty! Glad you’re enjoying the bounty of my efforts. And thank you for letting me know!! 🙂

  7. WLABarb Says:

    Quite a good score on this Falcon Watch, MAK! Nice seeing the “water birds,” as well.
    Fine stills and snippet…although I also enjoy the videos that include your narration. ;^)
    As always, thank you for your report.

  8. MAK Says:

    Okay Barb, I’ll see what I can do about making a video with my voice on it for you! 🙂

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