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A Rainy Monday Late Afternoon Watch – All Seen – 1/28/13

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

A quick check for our falcons after work between 4 & 5 pm.  Happy to say all three were at home.  It was raining pretty heavily but I still wanted to make sure they were all accounted for.

Beauty was up inside the elevator shaft of OCSR on the south ledge.  Seems to be her spot at this time of day.

Beauty in the OCSR Elevator Shaft - 1/28/13*





Next stop the BS location.  I found BST on the front (north side) of the building.  He was on a ledge, right of center.  A different place for him.  I circled the building and found Pigott on the north side of the east extension, one window down.  She was at the nighttime roost.  Lately it seems she’s been spending time somewhere away from the building and coming in around 4 pm.  BST is spending more time on the building while she’s away.  Interesting.

Pigott at the nighttime roost at BS - 1/28/13BST at BS on North side - 1/28/13*





It was good to see all three current Rochester Falcons at home.  The temps will be warming up here in Rochester, up into the 50’s, but rain expected each day.

Yesterday Kathy O, Lisa McK, Dana and I spent  a few hours in Buffalo.  We wanted to see Diamante and his mate Gleig at Central Terminal.  Did you know that Diamante is a son of Mariah & Kaver and that he hatched the same year as Quest?  Did you know that Gleig is Pigott’s sister?  It’s a small Peregrine World.  🙂

I’ll leave you with a couple of pics I took of Diamante.  The first one is one of Diamante coming off of the antenna at the top of the building.  He stooped directly over me, going supersonic!  Wow is he fast.  He returned to the building with empty talons.  In the 2nd picture, he had a successful hunt.  We all watched, amazed, as he stooped off of the nest box and headed towards some trees not too far away.  Diamante made an incredible maneuver as he entered the tree line and snatched a Starling from a branch.  The picture shows him returning to the building clutching his prey.


Diamante launches himself into a stoop - 1/27/13Diamante returns with a Starling clutched in his talons - 1/27/13

5 Responses to “A Rainy Monday Late Afternoon Watch – All Seen – 1/28/13”

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

    What a most gratifying visit to Buffalo! I remember Diamante and his siblings when they were just adorably goofy little eyases. What a stunning Tiercel he’s become. Beautiful form. How interesting that Gleig is Pigott’s sister! Thanks for today’s local report, Carol. It’s comforting to know you saw all three.

  2. bev. Says:

    Always glad to see off spring of Mariah and Kaver.

  3. Ginny Says:

    I’m so glad that all of our falcons are ok and Diamonte is so gorgeous!
    Thank you for checking on our precious friends even though it was so rainy 🙂

  4. margaret Says:

    Always wonderful to see one of Mariah and Kaver’s offspring. You took great pictuers of him.

    What a small, small pefa world it is. Six degrees of separation – in this case, less.

    Too bad we will never know about BST.
    Thank you for the report and the pictures.

  5. Carol P. Says:

    You’re all very welcome. Thank you all!

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