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Eyes to the Skies

An Evening Falcon Watch (3:45 – 5 pm) 11/9/12 – Beauty & Dot.ca

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Still no KPF at KP.  The Watchers will be keeping an eye out for her.  Maybe she has migrated.

I only stayed downtown for about an hour tonight.  It was very cloudy and by 5:00 pm, it was already getting dark.  My first stop was the Andrews St Bridge.  From there, I could see a falcon on Mercury’s money bag hand.  That was 3 nights in a row.  I thought it might be Beauty again, but after checking out the area, I found a 2nd falcon on the Frontier Communication Tower (FCT) underneath the platform on the SE corner box.  I took a quick pic of this falcon and then went to take a picture of the one on Mercury.  Of course that falcon was gone.

I am fairly certain that the falcon I saw on Mercury was Dot.ca and the falcon on the FCT was Beauty.

First I drove all over the downtown area and could not find where Dot.ca went and since I didn’t see him take off, I don’t know what direction he headed in.  Having no luck finding Dot.ca, I drove over to City Hall for a closer look at Beauty on FCT.

At a little after 4:00 pm Joyce had texted that she was over at the BS location and reported the following “At BS again.  No falcons here, but trees filling up with Crows before they continue to their roost.”

Crows were streaming into the downtown area, but they seemed to be staying west of the FCT.  There were 1,000s of them.  None came in to investigate Beauty while I was there.

She remained in the same spot until about 5 pm, when I was getting ready to leave.  Of course.  lol  Beauty took off, stooping to the west.  I lost sight of her pretty quickly, but she returned to the FCT and landed on the SE corner of the platform.  Again she settled down, so I decided to head home.

Here are some pictures from my evening watch.  Remember to click on the picture if you’d like to see a larger version.

Beauty on Frontier Communication TowerBeauty on Frontier Communication TowerBeauty on Frontier Communication TowerMercury After Falcon Left

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