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Falcon Watch Report Catch-up! 8/29, 8/30, 9/5 & 9/6/20

Beauty & Dot.ca on Mercury

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

So much has happened here in Rochester, NY over the past couple weeks. I just wanted to assure everyone that the Rochester Falcons are doing well and don’t seem to be bothered by these activities. Thankfully.

I and other watchers have been out checking on Beauty, Dot.ca and all the other downtown critters.

On Sunday, I thought I saw a falcon fly over the Wilder Bldg and possibly land on the north side, while Beauty was on the base of Mercury. The falcon quickly took off, flew in front of OCSR and headed over to the north side. Beauty was up on the base of Mercury and both falcons vocalized a bit. I assume, incorrectly, that it was Dot.ca.

After checking my pics, I saw that the visitor was a juvie Peregrine Falcon and that I could make out eyebrows! Because Beauty showed no aggression and vocalized softly, I believe that it was Hope and she was looking great. Other watchers (Dana, Lou, Joyce, Kathy O & Jennifer) arrived and we searched for the juvie falcon, but could not find her. Darn.

I do love when one of our young falcons makes an appearance after not being seen for along time.

Here are some pictures from my last few falcon watches, starting with a few pictures of the juvie I believe was Hope. 🙂

Hope (I believe) coming in to say hello!
Hope (I believe) coming in to say hello!
Hope (I believe) coming in to say hello!
Beauty on Wilder
Beauty (BASE) and Dot.ca (FOOT) on Mercury
Beauty & Dot.ca on Wilder
Beauty on Wilder
Dot.ca on Wilder
Dot.ca on Wilder
So Nice to See Casey, Abby & Joyce!
You Know I LOVE a Good Flag Shot! lol
We have a family of Osprey that Have been Fishing on the Genesee River.
This One Loves to Land on the Roof of a Bldg South of the Court St Bridge.

It’s been 19 years since 9/11, a day I will never forget!

7 Responses to “Falcon Watch Report Catch-up! 8/29, 8/30, 9/5 & 9/6/20”

  1. Paul Lawrence Hamilton Says:

    Good to remember 9/11 with falcons, reminding us that earth abides.

  2. Lynne Heroux Says:

    Great pictures!

  3. Joyce Says:

    Love the flag shot. In Florida, non-birding people refer to osprey as sea eagles. This one looks very majestic with the flag background. Wow, didn’t realize how white Casey looks. He’s a senior now…13 next month. Sorry I missed Hope, maybe she’ll check in again.

  4. Carol P. Says:

    It is good to remember 9/11 Paul, and it is good to watch the falcons. 🙂

  5. Carol P. Says:

    Thank you Lynne!

  6. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Joyce! Casey’s not the only one getting gray. Hahaha!

  7. Alison in Indiana Says:

    What a delight to see Beauty and Dot.ca sticking so close together. I remember their early encounters when DC was set on driving Beauty from Times Square and setting up housekeeping with the young partner he had brought with him from Canada. Those were nervous times, but now these two are “old married folks”.

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