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Wednesday Morning/ Afternoon Fledge Watch – 6/17/20

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Watchers that joined me: Dana, Kathy O, Larry O, Lisa, Carrie & Debbie

Weather: Outstanding! Warm, temp in the 80’s, sunny, slight breeze, blue sky.

Yesterday (6/16/20) started out slow, but ended with a bang! I started my watch at 6:00 am and didn’t leave until 5:30 pm. All day we watched Geraki and Hope exercising their wings on the wall near the nest box. I was just getting ready to leave the watch to Carrie, when Geraki took off from the wall. She flew strong and straight heading northeast over the Wilder Bldg. We did not come out the other side, so we knew she had probably landed up there. We were right. Shaky was able to move the cameras to get a great view of her up there.

Pat arrived just after Geraki fledged. While Carrie and I were trying to get a view of Geraki, we looked back and saw Hope up on the wall flapping her wings. I just had a feeling that she wouldn’t be long to fledge.

We were never able to get a look at Geraki, because she kept moving around. Shaky did a great job keeping her in view on the Rfalconcam camera.

I headed back to the hole after walking around the Wilder Bldg. Pat informed me that Hope had fledged while we were looking for Geraki. So both girls fledged within a 1/2 hr of each other.

Pat said that Hope had flown north towards the Cross Rds Bldg, where Roc was located. She bumped into the building short of the roof. Hope turned back towards the Times Square Bldg, keeping good height. An adult was escorting her across the front of the TSB and past it heading south.

The search was on. We closely watched the behavior of the adults. All indications was that she was on top of one of the buildings on the south side of the Times Square Bldg. The watchers gathered and spread out hoping to see her.

Later that evening, Dana found her on the Monroe Cty Civic Bldg. Hope was just fine. She took off and headed back to the Times Square Bldg, landing on the lower back section. When the watchers left last night, Hope remained where she was, Geraki was on the Irving Place (old City Hall) roof and Roc was alone up at the nest box.

Wednesday 6/17/20 – That brings us to early Wednesday morning. Dana and I arrived downtown a little after 6:00 am. We found Roc on the base of Mercury, Geraki on the Irving Place roof (west of the TSB) and Hope on the south side of the TSB. Both Beauty and Dot.ca were nearby.

We were soon joined by Kathy O, Lisa McK and Larry O. During my watch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm), we saw lots flying by Roc. Geraki took short flights to 3 different buildings, getting higher up each time. She’s doing great! Carrie arrived, so I ended my watch at 2:00 pm. When I left, all three juvies (yes juvies!) were together on the north side of the Times Square Bldg in the shade. I do love it when they are all together. 🙂

Here are some of my favorite pictures from today’s watch. Enjoy!

Roc on Base of Mercury
Geraki on Roof of old City Hall (Irving Place)
Hope on Back of the Times Square Bldg
Geraki on old City Hall (Irving Place)
Roc and Hope on Times Square Bldg
Beauty Arrived with Food, Hope Grabbed It
Geraki on Irving Place
Beauty and Dot.ca on Widows Walk
Here Comes Roc! Beauty on TSB
Hope, Beauty and Roc Having Breakfast
Meanwhile, Geraki is Being Swooped on by a Mockingbird
Geraki Doing Her Best Wallenda Imitation
She’s walking down the Irving Place Roof
Geraki Walking Down the Irving Place Roof
Geraki Made a Nice Flight over to the Union Trust Bank Bldg
Nice Wings Geraki!!!
After Pacing and Flapping, Geraki Took Off and Landed on the Wilder Bldg.
Geraki Looked Down from the SW Corner of the Wilder Bldg
Roc & Geraki
Roc Joined His Sister on the Wilder Bldg
Geraki (Roc behind her) on Wilder
Geraki Flew Over to the TSB and Landed on a Lower Ledge
Hope & Roc Above Her
Hope Made Her Way Down to the Lower Ledge
The Sisters are Reunited After They Both Fledged
Geraki & Hope
Roc on Widows Walk After Chasing Beauty
This is Where All 3 Juvies Were Located When I Ended My Watch at 2:00 pm.
Hope, Roc and Geraki Together on the Times Square Bldg.

4 Responses to “Wednesday Morning/ Afternoon Fledge Watch – 6/17/20”

  1. Karen Says:

    How I love seeing this and how I miss being there to see the juvies! Great memories!

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Karen! Wish you were here to watch the juvies too!

  3. Joyce Says:

    Carol, it was one of those days you just couldn’t leave. Totally understand. So great to see the juvies doing so well. You’ve done very well with that camera. It’s a perfect falcon watchers camera. Love all the pics!

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thank you Joyce! I really am enjoying this camera. 🙂

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