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Sunday Rochester Falcon Watch – 11/26/17

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

First, I want to say that I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  🙂

Second, although there haven’t been many recent falcon watch reports, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been keeping an eye on our local falcons.  There are quite a few watchers that have been out, tweeting what they are seeing.  You can read these tweets on the Rfalconcam Forum page.

Thirdly?  Enough!  On with my Sunday Falcon Watch Report!  lol  🙂

It was a very cold, overcast day with temps in the 30’s.  Brrrr!  I started my watch at the DSS and BS (Brighton Site) locations where watchers have been seeing two Winter visitors.  I found the DSS falcon, who we believe is a male, on a top window.

1-dss-falcon-11-26-172-dss-falcon-11-26-17<— DSS Falcon

My next stop was the Brighton Site (BS), where I had no luck finding our visiting female.

Downtown, as I was pulling into the hole (aka Aqueduct St), I saw one falcon on the south side of OCSR, top IBeam.  It was Beauty.  As I was parking my car, Dot.ca flew in and landed to the right of Beauty, also on the top IBeam.

3-view-of-ocsr-from-the-hole-11-26-17<— View of OCSR from the hole (aka Aqueduct St).

4-bdc-on-ocsr-11-26-17<— Beauty and Dot.ca on OCSR.

A few minutes later, Beauty flew over and landed on the Wilder green strip.

5-beauty-on-wilder-green-strip-11-26-176-beauty-on-wilder-green-strip-11-26-17<— Beauty on Wilder green strip.

All was quiet and peaceful, so I moved on to check the ST (Seneca Towers) falcons.  Sorry to say, I did not see either Billie or Seth from Maplewood Park.  I usually see one of them at home.

From there I made my way to Charlotte, where Falcon Watcher Pat saw a juvie Peregrine Falcon yesterday on the Coast Guard Tower.  She was not able to see if this falcon was banded.  We’ve also been seeing Snowy Owls in this area.  Today I saw no falcon or Snowy there.  I did meet Dory from Waterport who now knows a whole lot about the Rochester Falcons.  lol

Here is a picture of my first Snowy Owl of the season, seen last week.

1-snowy-on-summerville-pier-11-18-17<— Snowy on the Summerville Pier.

At the end of today’s watch, on my way home, I found a Merlin hunting pigeons in front of Wegmans.  It was thrilling to watch this smaller falcon speed after a pigeon, just missing.  What a great way to end my Sunday Falcon Watch!

7-merlin-at-wegmans-11-26-178-merlin-at-wegmans-11-26-17<— Merlin at Wegmans.

4 Responses to “Sunday Rochester Falcon Watch – 11/26/17”

  1. TapperGal Says:

    Thank you Carol,I thoroughly enjoyed your “watch” and pictures.Always nice to see out dear falcons and I also enjoyed picture of snowy owl.I have never seen one so that was a treat. Happy Week now,

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks so much Diane! Love this time of year when the Snowy’s visit. 🙂

  3. Anna Says:

    On 12/3 around 3:00 pm, I saw Beauty and Dot.ca on the statue of Mercury downtown. Amazing site to behold!

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks for letting us know Anna! Love seeing them there! 🙂

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