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Saturday Morning Falcon Watch – 10/28/17

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

We lost a good friend today.  For all you’ve done for us and the falcons, I thank you with all my heart.  RIP Mike Allen.  Miss you dear friend.  You are soaring with the eagles you loved so much.  🙁

My report will be short and sweet.  I usually go out for a Sunday morning falcon watch, but due to the fact that a storm was heading our way, I decided to get out this morning.

At the BS location I found the unbanded female on the east side tree ledge.  She eventually flew to a window, also on the east side.  Here are some pictures from my visit with her.



Downtown, I found Beauty on the Widows Walk (WW).

6-beauty-on-ww-10-28-177-beauty-on-ww-10-28-17<— Beauty on WW.

Beauty took off on a hunt, heading NE past the Hiatt.

While I was searching for Beauty, I found Dot.ca up inside the OCSR elevator shaft.

8-dc-in-ocsr-elev-shaft-10-28-17<— Dot.ca inside OCSR elevator shaft.

From the Andrews St Bridge, I could see a falcon on the base of the Mercury statue.  I parked on Broad St where I had a nice view of Beauty prepping her dinner.


12-beauty-on-base-of-mercury-10-28-1713-beauty-on-base-of-mercury-10-28-17<— Beauty with food on base of Mercury.

11-waiting-for-next-year-10-28-17<— The Times Square Nest Box.

I left Beauty to her meal.  I was happy to see her have a successful hunt before the bad weather moved into Rochester.

On my way home, I checked Seneca Towers (ST), KP East and Charlotte.  I had no luck finding any falcons at these locations.

In Charlotte, I took a picture of this duck(?) trying to cross the road.  Any idea on what type it might be?


5 Responses to “Saturday Morning Falcon Watch – 10/28/17”

  1. Linda Says:

    I’m not an expert, but it looks more Canada goose-ish than duck-ish to me.

    So sorry to hear of Mike Allen’s passing. He will be missed by many.

  2. MAK Says:

    That’s definitely not a duck. I believe it’s a Brant Goose. Very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Joyce and I spoke to him at Wild Wings when he was putting on a presentation about eagles this past year and he told us how he had been struggling with some health issues. RIP

  3. TapperGal Says:

    Condolences on the loss of your dedicated friend,it is always difficult to say goodbye. May the good memories remain with you all.

  4. Ruth Says:

    It’s a Brant goose

  5. Joyce Says:

    That Brant Goose is duck size, smaller than the Canadian we are used to seeing. It’s on its migration from the Arctic Tundra. Nice capture. You should report your sighting to ebird.

    Glad to see our visiting female is finding leaving her window perch. I did see her on the communication tower to the south, but not on the S side vent yet.

    Mike Allen was known as “eagleman” for his contribution in bringing back bald eagles from the brink of extinction in NY State. To us, he was our DEC peregrine falcon advocate, and banded them for many years. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.

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