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Fledge Watch Report – 6/21/21

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

7:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Watchers (during my watch): Dana, Larry O, Dan and Carol P.; Pat came as I ended by watch at 2:00 pm.

We got a little later start, due to some pretty hefty thunderstorms and winds, so I started my watch at approximately 7:00 am. The first thing we (Dana, Larry and I) did was to spread out and check all the buildings in the area for a sighting of Freyja. None of us had any luck finding her.

Golden was on the east side, lower level of the Times Square Bldg, below the nest box. After a long walk around the area, I arrived at the hole just in time to see Golden spread his wings and take off. He headed east, towards the Mercury statue. I really thought he was going to land there, but he missed and headed towards the Wilder building where he landed safely. Both Beauty and Dot.ca came off the Times Square Bldg. to follow him. DC landed on Mercury and Beauty headed back to the Times Square Bldg.

After a few moments, Golden popped up on a black square shaped structure. Wings out, ready to take off again. He settled down and explored his new surroundings. When he had enough of that, he took a small flight to the top of the Wilder fire escape ladder, making an excellent landing.

He did some wind surfing there (it was quite breezy today and very warm), before settling on firmer footing on the Wilder roof. For the majority of my watch, that’s where he spent his time. Walking around and sleeping on and off.

Golden once again took off, this time heading towards the red brick building behind the Telesca Bldg. He missed the landing on the corner and slid down the building before throwing his wings out and catching the wind for a return trip to the Wilder Bldg, where he landed once again on top of the ladder. More wind surfing and a return to the roof.

When I ended my watch at 2:00 pm, he was dozing on the Wilder roof. Pat took over the watch.

I’ve been reading through the evening reports. Joyce, Pat and Brian have reported that Golden took off from Wilder and ended up on Cross Rds (reported by Pat). He has now returned to the Times Square Bldg to the ledge just below the SE parapet (reported by Joyce). They have been actively searching for Freyja. Hopefully she will show herself soon.

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

A Very Wet Beauty on the Ledge Above the Nest Box
Golden on the Lower Level Below the Nest Box
Golden on the Bump
Golden on the Wilder Bldg
Golden on Wilder Bldg
Golden Made an Excellent Landing on the Wilder Ladder
Golden Made it to the Wilder Eagle’s Nest
This is what Dan calls it. lol
Golden Behind the Stovepipe
Most of the juvies make it here. Sometimes it’s the only shade on a sunny day!
I was happily surprised to see RFalconcam.Com streaming in the
Times Square Bldg Lobby!
There’s Beauty!!!

2 Responses to “Fledge Watch Report – 6/21/21”

  1. Lynne Heroux Says:

    Great as usual! Hope Freyja gets back to the nest soon. Say Hi to Dan for us!!!

  2. Carol P. Says:

    I will Lynne. Thank you!

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