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Falcon Watch Report 7/27/22

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

The temps and humidity are rising, but it was a beautiful, cool, sunny morning.

My first sighting of a falcon was an adult on the SW corner of the Five Star Bank. I arrived just in time to see this falcon stoop and swoop low over the Martin Luther King Park, just south of Five Star. I quickly lost sight of this falcon.

I drove all over, not hearing or seeing a falcon, so I went back to the Court St Bridge (CSB). I saw a juvie fly through crying loudly with an adult. The juvie landed on one of the jail buildings and the adult landed on top of the Times Square Bldg (TSB) nest box. They both took off while I was tweeting. Kathy O arrived saying that she saw 2 falcons land on the Powers Bldg. I could only see one.

Both falcons left the Powers Bldg, one flew east past the old Radisson Hotel. A few moments later I spotted both juvies talon tagging over the apartments on Andrews St. Dana joined us just in time to watch Kanfai Malachim (KM) and Blaze practicing their skills.

Dana and Kathy decided to get a closer look at the aerial display, while I remained on the Court St Bridge. Just after they left, both juvies flew out of view for a moment, then Blaze flew back carrying food in his talons. There must have been a food transfer where I couldn’t see it. Blaze landed on the west side roof of the old Radisson to enjoy his breakfast.

When I walked down the river path to get a closer look, I could see that both Blaze and Kanfai Malachim were next to each other. KM watched as Blaze ate.

Kathy O, Dana and Larry O joined me and we sat down on benches in the small park on the east side of the Blue Cross Arena along the river. We had a very nice view of downtown from there.

We watched for awhile as Blaze finished his meal and first KM then Blaze took off. We ended our watch at approximately 8:30 am.

I spoke to long time Watcher Dan S this morning, to catch him up on all falcon matters. He’s doing great and says hello.

Here are some pics of pics from the morning watch.

Adult on top of Times Square Bldg Nest Box
Kanfai Malachim and Blaze Talon Tagging Above
the Apartments on Andrews St.
Blaze & Kanfai Malachim on the Old Radisson

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