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Title: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 25-Jun-17, 08:24:56 pm
Yes, you read correctly. We are tentatively planning the NEXT Rochester Falcon Watcher Weekend. This week worked out so well, we thought we'd plan it for the same week next year.

So if all goes well, we will plan the 2018 Falcon Watch Weekend for

June 22, 23 & 24

If there are any changes or additional information, it will be posted here.

SAVE THE DATE!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Bonnie on 25-Jun-17, 08:36:43 pm
OK


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Lynne in New Hampshire on 28-Mar-18, 10:50:08 am
Still going with these dates.  June 22-23-24, 2018?  Need to get hotel!!  Can't wait!!                                               Lynne & Bob


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Shaky on 28-Mar-18, 01:01:41 pm
Still going with these dates.  June 22-23-24, 2018?  Need to get hotel!!  Can't wait!!                                               Lynne & Bob

Assuming 4 healthy eyases, fledging will occur approximately June 15-19 this year.


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 07-Apr-18, 07:13:56 am
Can't wait! Hope to see a bunch of you!  :handshake:


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 20-Apr-18, 08:41:46 am
So who is planning to come to Rochester for Falcon Watch Weekend?  :wave:


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Lynne in New Hampshire on 20-Apr-18, 11:48:56 am
So who is planning to come to Rochester for Falcon Watch Weekend?  :wave:
Lynne and Bob are going to be there!!! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Apr-18, 01:17:31 pm
I plan to be there as well!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 20-Apr-18, 07:35:14 pm
Awesome! It's early, but we'll start a running list.

Lynne and Bob from New Hampshire
Ei aka Eileen aka Dumpsterkitty
Carol P.
Kathy O
Lisa McK
Dana


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Apr-18, 01:25:05 pm
OK-room booked at the Holiday Inn (used to be Rochester Plaza I think)! Riverside is sold out (or so they say) and Hyatt & Hilton were a bit pricey for that weekend.


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Shaky on 22-Apr-18, 01:57:55 pm
OK-room booked at the Holiday Inn (used to be Rochester Plaza I think)! Riverside is sold out (or so they say) and Hyatt & Hilton were a bit pricey for that weekend.

You are correct. The Rochester Plaza Hotel became a Holiday Inn on 2015.

Also, for those not familiar with the name Riverside (aka Rochester Riverside Hotel), it used to be the Radisson. It changed ownership last October. Interestingly, The Riverside was a Holiday Inn many years ago.


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Lynne in New Hampshire on 22-Apr-18, 06:47:26 pm
OK-room booked at the Holiday Inn (used to be Rochester Plaza I think)! Riverside is sold out (or so they say) and Hyatt & Hilton were a bit pricey for that weekend.
Ei!  That's where we are at!!  I was going to let you know that was the best I've found!! Lynne


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Apr-18, 07:17:57 pm
OK-room booked at the Holiday Inn (used to be Rochester Plaza I think)! Riverside is sold out (or so they say) and Hyatt & Hilton were a bit pricey for that weekend.
Ei!  That's where we are at!!  I was going to let you know that was the best I've found!! Lynne

Excellent!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 23-Apr-18, 06:28:06 pm
Carol Lukka told me the International Jazz Festival is scheduled for this week. Might be why the hotels are full.


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Lynne in New Hampshire on 23-Apr-18, 06:41:59 pm
Carol Lukka told me the International Jazz Festival is scheduled for this week. Might be why the hotels are full.
I knew it had to be something!  If not full they are over 250.00 a night!!!  Holiday Inn was the best when I looked and Ei found it too.


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 23-Apr-18, 08:25:14 pm
Carol Lukka told me the International Jazz Festival is scheduled for this week. Might be why the hotels are full.
I knew it had to be something!  If not full they are over 250.00 a night!!!  Holiday Inn was the best when I looked and Ei found it too.


So happy you were able to find a room! :)


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Bonnie on 23-Apr-18, 08:46:04 pm
Have to wait and see what happens in Jersey City.  Juliet and Beauty have the same due date.


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Apr-18, 07:59:00 am
Have to wait and see what happens in Jersey City.  Juliet and Beauty have the same due date.

Hope to see you Bonnie.  :wave:


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 24-Apr-18, 09:12:44 am
Carol Lukka told me the International Jazz Festival is scheduled for this week. Might be why the hotels are full.

Hmmm...Boz Scaggs Saturday night at the Eastman Theater...


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Bonnie on 01-Jun-18, 11:16:45 am
I don't think I'll be able to make it again this year.  With four scrapes down (Water St, Jersey City, Cadence at Union County, Riverside Church) here all ready to fledge at the same time as Rochester I want to be close to home.


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 01-Jun-18, 02:16:11 pm
I don't think I'll be able to make it again this year.  With four scrapes down (Water St, Jersey City, Cadence at Union County, Riverside Church) here all ready to fledge at the same time as Rochester I want to be close to home.

Well phooey! We'll miss you, but I understand the need for watchers on the ground!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Lynne in New Hampshire on 01-Jun-18, 03:05:57 pm
I don't think I'll be able to make it again this year.  With four scrapes down (Water St, Jersey City, Cadence at Union County, Riverside Church) here all ready to fledge at the same time as Rochester I want to be close to home.
Gonna miss seeing you!  Tell them to hurry up so you can come!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 01-Jun-18, 06:47:52 pm
Sorry you won't be able to make it Bonnie, but I'm very thankful you'll be able to keep an eye on Cadence and her fledglings. We'll miss you!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Donna on 12-Jun-18, 07:01:08 am
http://rfalconcam.com/imprints/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/2007-fledge-watch-presentation.pdf (http://rfalconcam.com/imprints/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/2007-fledge-watch-presentation.pdf)

Don't know how I come upon these sites but I did. Interesting!

Fledge Watch 101: Tips
for a Successful Season


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 12-Jun-18, 09:56:48 pm
http://rfalconcam.com/imprints/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/2007-fledge-watch-presentation.pdf (http://rfalconcam.com/imprints/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/2007-fledge-watch-presentation.pdf)

Don't know how I come upon these sites but I did. Interesting!

Fledge Watch 101: Tips
for a Successful Season


Very interesting! Thanks Donna!  :happy:


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 17-Jun-18, 11:12:17 am
This is next weekend already! Will the girls have fledged by then?

Anyway...just to let you know I have paper goods...plates...cups...utensils...napkins...all packed and ready to bring with me!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 21-Jun-18, 09:13:46 pm
We've been following the weather forecast for this weekend and it sadly doesn't look good. Looks like rain both Saturday and Sunday. I keep hoping it will change.

We plan on meeting on Aqueduct St, aka "the hole", since the juvies are still staying close to the Times Square Bldg. Plan on meeting there around 8 am and we plan on bringing breakfast to share.

Hopefully it won't be a total rainout. Be sure to bring an umbrella and rain gear!

Can't wait to see all that are coming to visit!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 21-Jun-18, 09:48:47 pm
I may be later than planned tomorrow. Got home to no power and I have a few chores to do before I can leave. I was going to do them tonight but that ain't happening. I have a big golf ubrella so I'm all set!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Bonnie on 22-Jun-18, 07:46:13 pm
Hi, all of you there tonight.  As soon as I can if the rain lets up, I'll be with Cadence in Elizabeth.  If time permits in JC for Juliet and the kids.


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 24-Jun-18, 07:46:56 pm
Most of my pictures from the weekend are really for my personal memory only...my cameras can't get as close as the photographers in the group. But I do have 2 just for Carol.

The Great Race was passing through Rochester this morning while we were on watch. Carol saw one go by with flags on the back, but she missed getting a picture.

Well, guess what I saw on my way home?

 

Not only did I pass it and get a picture from the car, they pulled into the rest area for gas just as I was finishing filling up!


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Jun-18, 08:13:39 pm
Most of my pictures from the weekend are really for my personal memory only...my cameras can't get as close as the photographers in the group. But I do have 2 just for Carol.

The Great Race was passing through Rochester this morning while we were on watch. Carol saw one go by with flags on the back, but she missed getting a picture.

Well, guess what I saw on my way home?

 

Not only did I pass it and get a picture from the car, they pulled into the rest area for gas just as I was finishing filling up!

Nice! Good catch Ei!  :clap:


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Lynne in New Hampshire on 24-Jun-18, 08:26:08 pm
Most of my pictures from the weekend are really for my personal memory only...my cameras can't get as close as the photographers in the group. But I do have 2 just for Carol.

The Great Race was passing through Rochester this morning while we were on watch. Carol saw one go by with flags on the back, but she missed getting a picture.

Well, guess what I saw on my way home?

 
Not only did I pass it and get a picture from the car, they pulled into the rest area for gas just as I was finishing filling up!
Ei we saw them too.  Looked up the race and they will be here in New Hampshire on Thurs. 6/28 I believe driving up Mt. Washington!  On there way thru Maine to Nova Scotia!  Did you see the Blues Brothers one?


Title: Re: 2018 Rochester Falcon Watch Weekend - Hold the Date!
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 24-Jun-18, 08:47:13 pm

Ei we saw them too.  Looked up the race and they will be here in New Hampshire on Thurs. 6/28 I believe driving up Mt. Washington!  On there way thru Maine to Nova Scotia!  Did you see the Blues Brothers one?


No I didn't. There were quite a few fun ones!