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Success with Donna and Kara 12-9&10-17

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

The weather yesterday (Saturday) was great for December in Rochester-sunny with a temperature around 40 (F) 4 (C). Today, (Sunday) it was overcast,windy and a chilly 32 (F) 0 (C)

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Donna and her daughter, Kara came in late Friday night from New Jersey for a short weekend visit. They wanted to see a Snowy Owl so we went looking on Saturday morning checking from points east of Webster along the Lake Ontario shoreline to Braddocks Bay. No luck finding one but I took them to Durand Eastman park to check out what remains of the castle where the infamous “White Lady” lived since they are very interested in ghosts and the like.

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Later in the afternoon we found Beauty and Dot.ca (DC) on the base of Mercury sharing a meal. We went down to the hole (Aqueduct St.) for an up close and personal visit with them.

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First thing this morning as we were about to get in the car Donna spotted Billie and Seth flying to the east. When we checked from the Northridge Church at St. Paul Street and East Ridge Road they were back after a successful hunt. Billie was on the north end of the Seneca Towers roof with food and Seth right right below her on his favorite spot, the north window ledge.

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Next, we headed down to Summerville for one more look for a Snowy Owl before they headed back to New Jersey. Bingo-we found one way out at the end of the pier. It was either a female or juvie Snowy. Mission accomplished although it was quite a distance away we were thrilled to see it!


It was a fun weekend worthy of creating many smiles on our faces! 🙂

Click the links below to see a couple short snippet videos



8 Responses to “Success with Donna and Kara 12-9&10-17”

  1. TapperGal Says:

    What a fun “watch” MAK.Thanks for the great pictures and videos. Also viewed the snippet from 12/3 of snowy owl,so great.Again,thanks for your efforts.

  2. MAK Says:

    You’re welcome Diane! Glad you came along with me!! 🙂

  3. Anna Says:

    Saw either Beauty or Dot.ca on the Rundel Library building last night about 6:45 pm as I was getting out of work. She or he flew over me to get around the corner of the building. Pretty cool!

  4. MAK Says:

    Hi Anna! It was probably Beauty that you saw as she likes to eat on the library from time to time. 🙂

  5. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Great report from the Hostess with the mostess.

  6. MAK Says:

    Thanks Alison! 🙂

  7. Alison in Indiana Says:

    Just watched the toast video. They are saying good bye to you! MAK, where/when are you going? and we will miss you so much!

  8. MAK Says:

    Hey Alison, I’m moving out of state in April. 🙂

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