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1  Rochester Falcons / Rochester Falcon Discussion / Re: Young falcons in the 19th ward on: 17-Jul-15, 03:11:37 PM
Had a VERY good look.  These are not peregrins, but rather merlins.  There were 4 young doing the talon tag thing and one sat on a high dead branch for quite a while.  The other day there were 7 which I believed included both adults.

This makes alot more sense, as there are no tall buildings nearby, but lots of tall pine trees, which merlins like. 

I have also seen merlins before in the area.  See post from me in 2009.

Still very cool and still falcons, just smaller.
2  Rochester Falcons / Rochester Falcon Discussion / Young falcons in the 19th ward on: 17-Jul-15, 09:23:01 AM
Over the past week or more we have been observing what we believed to be falcons flying around our neighborhood in the 19th ward.

The other day I observed 7 in a dead tree across the road and there has been a ton of vocalizations.

Just now I was able to scope one of them and it is DEFINATELY a young peregin. Actually two of them, one with food!

I will provide an address to anyone who is interested, but would prefer it not to be published.

Please contact me at if you are interested in this wonderful family!

3  Rochester Falcons / Rochester Falcon Discussion / Green feet on: 28-Jun-13, 07:07:20 AM
Can anyone tell me what is up with the one chick with GREEN feet?
4  Rochester Falcons / Rfalconcam Now / Re: Orion on main cam on: 02-Aug-12, 07:27:35 AM

Did he fledge?
5  Rochester Falcons / Rfalconcam Now / April 7, 2011 on: 07-Apr-11, 03:52:05 AM
Beauty in nestbox at 3:45am, egg soon?
6  Rochester Falcons / Rfalconcam Now / Apr 8, 2010 on: 08-Apr-10, 03:58:50 AM
Beauty "sleeping" outside nestbox most of the night
7  Other Nature Related Information / General Nature Discussion / Re: Merlin spotted several times in 19th ward on: 26-Feb-10, 02:27:13 AM
Hi again,

I decided to find a few of the "not-so-good" pictures of this merlin and put them in an album to share.

here they are... no-so-good, but you can tell it is a merlin by the "side-burns" and the vertical striping on the chest.  One picture sort of shows the tail with it's bars.

8  Other Nature Related Information / General Nature Discussion / Merlin spotted several times in 19th ward on: 25-Feb-10, 05:05:35 AM
Over the past few weeks, my husband and I have observed an adult merlin in the area around our home in the 19th ward of Rochester.  The first time we saw him/her was in a tree and when my husband made a critter sound, the merlin swooped down and flew right over our heads.  The next time we saw it, it was busy munching dinner on top of of power pole.  It stayed there for over an hour and I took a ton of pictures, none of which came out very well.  Then we saw it again yesterday, swooping down after the many sparrows that come to our feeder.  I wonder if it is the same one that was in the area a few years ago and if it is going to find a mate and have a nest.  Wouldn't that be cool.  I will continue to watch for it and try to get some decent pictures.

Marti M.
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