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Falcon Watch Report 7/31/22

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

This is my report from yesterday, 7/31. Today is the first of August. My, how time has flown. Not sure how many future reports I’ll post since it’s getting harder to find our young juvies, Kanfai Malachim and Blaze. I want to thank my fellow watcher Dana for sharing her watch report pictures and videos. They’ve been so much to watch! I wish more of our watchers would share their pictures/videos here for all to see.

It was very quiet Sunday morning, my favorite time to drive around downtown Rochester and search for falcons.

My first falcon of the morning was Neander. He was on the old RG&E Bldg on a lower ledge. Thanks Neander for this flag shot!

Neander on Old RG&E Bldg

Dana and I searched for a good part of the morning not finding any other falcons. Larry O and Gimli joined us on the High Falls pedestrian bridge. The view was beautiful but falconless, not even a Red-tail Hawk. Larry left us and Dana and I continued our search, splitting up to drive around downtown.

I was sitting in my car in front of Kodak Office when two falcons flew in from the north. I knew they landed somewhere on the building, so I drove around to the west side and heard the glorious sound of a juvie cry filling the air. Good thing it was a Sunday and no one was working in the office Kanfai Malachim was sitting outside of. Directly above her was Nova, trying her best to ignore her noisy daughter.

Kanfai Malachim just below Nova on Kodak Office
Kanfai Malachim is not a Happy Girl
Nova Trying to Ignore Her Daughter

Kanfai Malachim took off and flew all around the building, first landing on the west side peak, just in front of the door we used on Mariah and Kaver banding days and then on the Philadelphia Tower on the NW corner.

Kanfai Malachim on the West Side Peak
Kanfai Malachim on the Philadelphia Tower

Nova took off heading south and Kanfai Malachim soon followed.

Dana and I parked on the Andrews Street Bridge and watched as all four falcons arrived. There was food in the mix and Blaze arrived to talon tag with his sister. When these two get together they are so much fun to watch! Just wish Zara could be there too!

Blaze and Kanfai Malachim on OCSR
The Chase is On!
Blaze and Kanfai Malachim Talon Tagging Over the Genesee River

After this, it got very quiet. The only falcon we could find was Nova hiding on the Old Radisson.

Nova on the Old Radisson In the Shade

We left Nova, ending the Sunday morning watch.

As always, I apologize for the poor quality of my pictures.

The watchers will not be out this morning due to the services at the Blue Cross Arena for RPD Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz who was shot and killed in the line of duty. πŸ˜•πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸ™

One Response to “Falcon Watch Report 7/31/22”

  1. john f migliore Says:

    Thanks for the well crafted update! Great photos!

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