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Fledge Watch Report – 6/28/21

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Watchers (during my watch): Larry O and Carol P.

6:30 to 9:00 am

Hot, hot, hot! Another scorcher with temps up into the 90’s expected today. I decided to stay in the hole (aka Aqueduct St) where there was a lot of shade and a nice breeze. At least it was bearable there.

Thankfully, just after I parked my car, Golden showed up carrying food. He landed on the Wilder Bldg and made his way down to the SW corner. He played with his food for awhile, then cached it near the SW corner. He is such a busy young falcon. lol

Golden made his way back to the ladder and then took off, flying gracefully above me. I felt honored to be there to see just how well he is doing. He headed back towards the Times Square Bldg, where Dot.ca was prepping or eating food on the SE corner nook. This is a spot the adults will cache food.

Golden continued towards downtown where I lost sight of him as he flew directly into the sun over the Hyatt. He next showed up flying high above the Xerox Bldg.

Dot.ca finished with what he was doing and took off, clutching a small “package” of food. DC flew over me, heading east over the river. Not quite sure where he was taking this bit of food?

Beauty had spent most of the morning at the Powers nest box. Larry O joined me for a short while before heading out.

While he was there, a juvie (assumed to be Golden) came in vocalizing. He landed on the NE wing ledge and walked in out of sight. Probably for a nap. Beauty flew over from Powers, landing on the TSB nest box platform. After a few minutes, she walked in to enter the nest box.

I’m just going to say, that I have not given up on Freyja. I won’t for a long time. We have had miracles happen in past years when juvies had disappeared for awhile. I’m still hoping she’ll show up some day. 🙂

The heat was rising and all was quiet, so I ended my downtown watch. On the way home, I stopped to check out the ST juvies. I was just in time to see two juvies flying together over the river. One had a scrap of food and the other one wanted it. The chase was on. The 3rd juvie was eating. So happy to see Billie and Beau’s three juvies doing well.

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

Dot.ca on the NE Wing Ledge, Times Square Bldg
Watch Out Below!
Golden flew in and landed on the Wilder Bldg. You can just make out a pigeon feather below him.
Golden on the Wilder Bldg
I was able to verify his green taped band.
Golden on Wilder Bldg
Golden Near the Wilder Ladder
He was fascinated by the movements of the birds below him.
And He’s Off!
Golden took off from the Wilder Bldg.
Golden Flying Gracefully Above Me
Golden Flying Over Me
Dot.ca Prepping Food in the SE Nook on the Times Square Bldg
Dot.ca Took Off With Food from the Times Square Bldg
He took it east, over the river. Not sure where he was taking it.
Golden Landed on the NE Wing Ledge of the Times Square Bldg
Beauty Landed on the Times Square Bldg Nest Box Platform

Now for the 2nd Part of my morning watch. At ST I found all three of Billie and Beau’s young ones. Two were flying high, chasing each other. One eating breakfast. I just love knowing that these juvies are Mariah & Kaver’s great grand kids!

Two of Billie & Beau’s Juvies Flying Together
One Juvie had leftovers and the other one wanted it!
Two of Billie and Beau’s Young Ones
Two of Billie and Beau’s Young Ones Flying High
The Third Juvie was Busy Eating Breakfast

5 Responses to “Fledge Watch Report – 6/28/21”

  1. Annette Says:

    Lovely pictures!

  2. Alison in Indiana Says:

    “Dot.ca Took Off With Food from the Times Square Bldg
    He took it east, over the river. Not sure where he was taking it.”
    This kind of report helps me not to loose hope for Freyja.

  3. Kathleen Braman Says:

    Wonderful report and pictures. It always boggles my mind to see them at this point when just a few short weeks ago they were fluff balls. Nature is Amazing. I am with you on keeping the hope button high for Freyja!! Thanks for everything.

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks so much for your comments, Annette, Alison & Kathy!!! It’s nice to know that someone is reading my reports. 🙂

  5. Alison in Indiana Says:

    I don’t just read the reports, I hang on every word!

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