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91  Rochester Falcons / Rochester Falcon Discussion / Re: 2019 Pictures from the Rfalconcam Cameras on: 20-May-19, 11:51:29 am
Captions?


MOM!  THEY ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!
92  Rochester Falcons / Rochester Falcon Discussion / Re: 2019 Pictures from the Rfalconcam Cameras on: 13-May-19, 10:05:52 pm
 
Apparently Dot.ca's going for a punk look. 


wub2 wub2
93  Anything Else / Totally OT / Re: Welcome to the forum higlide on: 06-Apr-19, 07:25:25 pm
Welcome,  higlide! thumbsup
94  Member Activities / Events / Re: Heart Walk April 6th. on: 28-Mar-19, 09:57:41 am
Done!! heart heart  Hope you do well!!
95  Rochester Falcons / Rochester Falcon Discussion / Re: Sad news on: 17-Feb-19, 10:48:37 am
I remember Kapi!  She was a very nice person.  May she rest in peace.
96  Support / Camera Problems / Re: Camera 2 and primary microphone not working *RESOLVED* on: 06-Feb-19, 01:45:42 pm
 
It looks like it worked. Camera 2 is back and the audio sounds better.
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97  Other Nature Related Information / General Nature Discussion / Re: My local bird sightings 2019 on: 14-Jan-19, 09:40:42 am
Persistence pays off!! 2thumbsup
98  Anything Else / Totally OT / Re: Posters of OCSR, the Metropolitan and the Times Square Building on: 03-Jan-19, 02:34:50 pm
Those are really cool!!  Thanks for the heads up!
99  Member Activities / Vacations and Holidays / Re: It’s that time of year! Holiday/Christmas Cards! on: 25-Dec-18, 12:24:59 pm
 glitter  falala   Merry Christmas everyone!!!
100  Member Activities / Vacations and Holidays / Re: It’s that time of year! Holiday/Christmas Cards! on: 25-Dec-18, 12:26:13 am
Here's a Christmas story (and only a story) I wrote of a first meeting of two falcons.  These were the first falcons I watched and came to respect and love.

A Christmas Tail

By Carol P.

Since losing her mate, Mariah had continued to guard her territory by herself and she was very tired.  Winter was approaching and it was time to find a new mate.  It was not her time to stop raising young eyases.  This nest box on top of this tall building was her home.

She stepped into her nest box and dug around a bit in the gravel and snow.  It was perfect!  From here she could see all sorts of buildings, short and tall, with a river flowing through.  It was a perfect spot to raise her young.  The days got shorter and colder.  Mariah defended her territory from passing hawks, eagles and other falcons.  This was hers!

Mariah was on a ledge just above her nest box eating prey she had caught, when she heard a familiar sound.  One she had not heard in a long time.  EE-chup!  EE-chup!  EE-chup!  She looked up from her meal to see a tiercel fly towards her.  He landed above her, looking down and chupping softly.  He was much darker than her lost mate and smaller.

When Mariah made no move to chase him off, he became bolder and flew down to the far end of her ledge.  Mariah continued to eat her meal, keeping one eye on her visitor.  The tiercel did not move the whole time she was eating.  When Mariah finished, she stood over the little bit of food that remained.  The tiercel moved closer, walking down the ledge towards her, very slowly.  When he got within reach, she lifted her talon and allowed him to take it.  It was a start.

A few days later, it was Christmas Day and the tiercel was still there.  He had hunted for himself, but had yet to offer anything to Mariah.  It was snowing hard and the winds were howling.  Mariah was inside the shelter of the nest box and the tiercel was on the ledge above her.  She was hungry, but knew it would almost be impossible to catch anything in his weather.

The tiercel took off and she lost sight of him as he flew into the gusting snow.  She was alone again.  Time passed and the tiercel did not return.  The storm was getting worse.

Then Mariah saw something approaching out of the whiteness.  It was the tiercel and he was carrying something in his talons.  He landed inside the nest box next to her clutching a Starling he had successfully hunted.  She stepped towards him and took the offered meal.  EE-chup!  EE-chup!  EE-chup!  The tiercel stood back and watched as Mariah ate.  He had proven that he was a good hunter and that he could provide for their young eyases come springtime.

Mariah had found a new mate that Christmas Day.  With him, she would raise young again.  Mariah and Kaver were home.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Carol that's beautiful! Thank you and Merry Christmas!!
101  Member Activities / Vacations and Holidays / Re: It’s that time of year! Holiday/Christmas Cards! on: 25-Dec-18, 12:25:01 am
Not Enlightened

Love it!!  wub2
102  Support / Camera Problems / Re: Main cam on: 04-Dec-18, 10:18:51 pm
The stills are being captured and saved.


WOW!!!  Amazing!!  Thanks Shaky and the crew!
103  Support / Camera Problems / Re: Main cam on: 04-Dec-18, 10:17:34 pm
The stills are being captured and saved.


WOW!!!  Amazing!!  Thanks Shaky
104  Member Activities / Auctions and Sales for Fundraising / Re: ROC the Day November 27, 2018 on: 28-Nov-18, 10:58:48 am
 clap 2thumbsup Falcon people are the best!!! bravo congrats
105  Member Activities / Auctions and Sales for Fundraising / Re: ROC the Day November 27, 2018 on: 27-Nov-18, 08:14:59 am
Knew we could do it!!  Yea for us!!!!
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