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A Saturday Falcon Watch (7:30 am – 2:00 pm) 11/17/12 – Beauty & Lots of Falcon Watcher Friends Out & About!

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Although it started out really cold and frosty this morning with temps in the high 20’s, it ended up being a very nice day, with lots of sunshine and temps in the 50’s.

Last night (Friday) Beauty was not seen.  While I was downtown watching the flock of Starlings that had taken over the Mercury statue, Joyce was at the BS location with Pigott.

Starlings on Mercury

This morning (Saturday), I arrived downtown around 7:30 am.  For a 1/2 hour I searched for Beauty with no luck.  I ended up at the Strong Museum of Play, and watched for awhile from that location.  Here are some pics I took while over there.

Strong Museum HorseStrong Museum CarouselStrong Museum RosesView from Strong Museum

Moving on, I returned to the Broad St Bridge and was happy to see that Beauty had arrived (8:00 am).  She was on the money bag hand of the Mercury Statue.

Beauty on MercuryBeauty on Mercury

From 8 – 10:30 am, I watched Beauty do what Peregrines do.  She was in hunt mode, chasing pigeons all over the city.  Larry O joined me for awhile, but couldn’t stay long.  After Larry left,  I found Beauty up on top of the Xerox Bldg on the NW corner.  I then followed her over to the Jail Comm Tower for the 2nd time.  She had gone over there earlier after hunting over mid-town.

Beauty on the Jail Communication Tower (the 1st time)Beauty on the Jail Communication Tower (the 2nd time)Beauty on the Jail Communication Tower (the 2nd time)

At 10:30 am, Beauty took off heading north.  I followed, but was unable to find her.

I ended up back on the Broad St Bridge and Dana joined me there.  Neither of us were able to find out where Beauty had gone to.  At noon I checked out the BS location, but could not find Pigott there.  Kathy O and Joyce joined me there.

At 2:00 pm, I decided to head home, stopping at KP on the way.  The juvie Red-tailed Hawk was hunting there, but I did not see any falcons.

Earlier at 1:30 pm, Joyce texted that she and Brian H had located Beauty on the Frontier Communication Tower.

So, yesterday evening we had Pigott and no Beauty and today (Saturday) we had Beauty and no Pigott.  Hopefully we’ll see both of them on Sunday!  🙂


5 Responses to “A Saturday Falcon Watch (7:30 am – 2:00 pm) 11/17/12 – Beauty & Lots of Falcon Watcher Friends Out & About!”

  1. Donna M. in Atl. Bch Says:

    Carol P – thanks so much for the great pictures and taking up the “Mak slack” while MAK is on vacation. I think she may be the one responsible for bringing this cold weather to Florida but I’m not sure so shhhhhhhh don’t tell her!

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Hey Donna – Reporting about the falcons is something I’ve done for over 10 years and will continue to do for as long as I can. 😉 Keep warm.

  3. MAK Says:

    Donna the secret is out lol, it’s nice here in Arkansas-60’s during the day and wall to wall sunshine! I have nothing to do with your cold weather-must be another MAK! 🙂

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

    Hi MAK, I’ve been following your travels, as well, but am not on the Forum to comment. What a wonderful adventure you’ve been on this month! Thanks for the pics of creatures, both familiar, and not. Sorry about your camera, but I know you’ll make the best of an unfortunate situation. Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!

  5. MAK Says:

    Hi Barb! My pleasure to bring them to you. The hardest part of not having my camera is not being able to share what I see with everyone. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well! 🙂

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