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An Evening Falcon Watch (3:45 – 5:20 pm) 11/8/12 – Beauty on Mercury

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

For the 2nd evening in a row, Beauty was up on the upthrust money bag hand of the Mercury statue.  I spotted her from the Andrew St Bridge.  Next stop Aqueduct St. aka the hole.  That vantage point would give me a good view with what was left of the sun behind me.  I parked in the same spot I parked in last night.  While I was taking pictures, I heard a familiar voice yelling my name.  Joyce had joined me.  We chatted for a little while, before Joyce decided to check out the BS location, while I remained downtown with Beauty.  We didn’t have long before dark and this way we could cover both locations.  I had checked Kodak Park a couple times today with no luck finding KPF.

After awhile, Joyce texted that she had spotted Pigott, but not Dot.ca.  Wonder where he was tonight.  Probably somewhere nearby.  We were just missing seeing him.

There was one thing missing this evening, well 1,000’s actually.  Not one Crow passed overhead while I was there.  Joyce reported that there were lots of Crows out at the BS location heading towards downtown from the south.  Where were the Crows I saw last night that came in from the West.  Maybe they were late and I missed seeing them.  Interesting.

There isn’t much more to report.  The whole time I was there, Beauty remained on the Mercury statue, preening, stretching and pooping.  Doing what Peregrines do.  🙂

I wanted to see where she went after dark and I wasn’t disappointed.  It was already dark at 5:2o pm.  That’s when she took off heading north.  I watched her as she flew towards the OCSR and directly up into the elevator shaft on the east side of the building.  I had wondered if that was where she went last night too.  I’m not sure if she is staying in there overnight or if she’s caching food up there like Mariah and Kaver used to do.  This was the 3rd time I’ve seen Beauty go up there in the past week.  Note to Watchers:  If you can’t find Beauty, check the elevator shaft.

Here area a few pictures from this evening.  Remember to click on the picture if you’d like to see it in a larger format.


6 Responses to “An Evening Falcon Watch (3:45 – 5:20 pm) 11/8/12 – Beauty on Mercury”

  1. Lori f Says:

    Thank you for the Beautyful pics.

  2. Barb W. in L.A. Says:

    Hmmm…Unless I missed it, looks like nobody saw DC Thursday? Did anyone hear DC and KPF packing their bags for that party down South? Naw…DC wouldn’t have left his ladies, would he? So good to see Beauty, looking radiant on Mercury’s money bag…and glad Joyce got to see Pigott at BS. Thanks to Carol and Joyce for getting out into the brisk evening.

  3. Ginny Says:

    Thank you so much Carol for these wonderful pictures of our beautiful girl.
    I love to see her like that where she belongs.
    It is a good feeling 🙂

  4. Carol Says:

    You’re all very welcome!

  5. margaret Says:

    Thank you for the report, and the pictures! Love the blue sky and golden bird on Mercury! THe colors are wonderful!

  6. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Margaret! You’re welcome!

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