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Thursday Morning/Afternoon Fledge Watch – 6/18/20

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Watchers During my Watch: Dana, Kathy O, Larry O and Carol P.

Weather: Another beautiful day in the 80’s. It’s definitely warming up and humidity is rising.

I started my watch a little after 6:00 am and ended it around 1:00 pm today.

When I first arrived, I didn’t hear or see any falcons. The search was on. I noticed movements on the backside of the Times Square Bldg (TSB). It was Geraki playing on what we call the “jungle gym”. I could see her yellow feet.

Geraki on the TSB Jungle Gym

Dana arrived and we saw both Beauty and Dot.ca.

Dot.ca on Cross Rds.
Beauty on the Times Square Bldg Parapet

Next, we could see a juvie up on the Cross Rds Bldg. It was Hope.

Hope on Cross Rds.

Roc was next. He was up on Cross Rds with Hope.

Hope and Roc on the Cross Rds Bldg.

It always makes the watchers happy to see all five Rochester Falcons!

Kathy O and Larry O arrived and we settled in for the morning fledge watch. Hope made a nice flight over to the Times Square Bldg and tried to land on the NW wing ledge, but she missed and ended up on the SE parapet. She tried again later and had a perfect landing up there.

Geraki pretty much rested on the north side of the lower section of the Times Square Bldg during our watch. She had done a lot of flying yesterday.

Our highlight with Roc was when he flew off of the Cross Rds Bldg and chased a pigeon across the parking lot in front of us. He missed, but his chase technique was awesome!

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

Nearby Bldgs You May Read about in the Falcon Reports
Dot.ca on the Wing Ring
Beauty on Widows Walk
Hope on Cross Rds.
Hope on TSB Parapet
Main Camera in Front
Beauty Above Roc on the Jungle Gym
and He’s Off!
Roc on Wilder After His Great Pigeon Chase
Good Try Roc!
Roc Watching Over Geraki
Hope on the NW Wing Ledge After an Excellent Landing
Geraki and Roc. Dot.ca Flew Through and Roc Followed
Hope Near the Light on the NW Wing Ledge on the TSB

6 Responses to “Thursday Morning/Afternoon Fledge Watch – 6/18/20”

  1. Barb D'Ambra Says:

    Carol I love reading your post and the pictures you are taking are awesome.

  2. Kathleen Braman Says:

    This was such a great report, and the pictures are phenomenal!! Thanks so much, Carol and all of the dedicated watchers.

  3. shaky Says:

    I’ve seen old photos of the back of the Times Square building that show a couple of microwave relay dishes (like the ones on the Frontier comm tower) mounted on the building. I wonder if the jungle gym is one of the brackets that held the dishes.

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thank you so much Barb!

  5. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Kathleen! The Rochester Falcon Watchers are a great bunch of caring folks.

  6. Carol P. Says:

    Could be Shaky.

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