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2022 Rochester Falcons Calendar and Ornaments!

December 3rd, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Time for the new 2022 Rochester Falcons Calendar and 2020/2021 Ornaments. Just in time for the Christmas season!

The 2022 calendar includes pictures of this year’s falcon family (Beauty, Dot.ca, Golden & Freyja) captured by our Rfalconcam cameras. Many thanks to Falcon Fans Annette Bachstein, Kristine Genagon, Eileen Karle and Linda King, who shared their favorite pictures with us. Also, thanks to Rfalconcam Merchandise members Dana Mulhern & Carol Phillips.

Click on the following link to go to Zazzle to see the 2022 Rochester Falcons Calendar.

2022 Rfalconcam Calendar

We’ve also added some new ornaments for this year’s and last year’s kids! What tree would be complete without Roc, Geraki, Hope, Golden and Freyja gracing it boughs? Enjoy!

2020 Rfalconcam Roc/Geraki & Hope Ornament

2021 Rfalconcam Golden Ornament

2021 Rfalconcam Freyja Ornament

Losing Freyja this year was very sad for all of us, but knowing that Golden is out there made this year a success.

We here at Rfalconcam thank you for all of your support over the years!

Hoping that everyone has a safe and happy Holiday Season!

ROC The Day: Thank you, donors!

December 1st, 2021

Thanks once again to the generosity of our dedicated falcon supporters, we raised over $2,300 yesterday, including a $500 bonus for the outstanding teamwork demonstrated by those who stayed up late to make their pledges at just the right time. Well done, folks!

ROC the Day officials will send us a financial statement and donor list sometime in the next few weeks, at which point we will know who to thank individually. Until then, thank you to everyone who donated. Your contributions will be used to fund Rfalconcam operations and improvements throughout 2022.

ROC the Day Reminder – Tonight at Midnight!

November 29th, 2021

ROC the Day is November 30 !

Join us tonight at midnight to ROC the Day for Rfalconcam.

Get the latest news on ROC the Day activities at our Forum.

Let’s ROC the Day together!

ROC the Day 8 Days Away!

November 22nd, 2021

ROC the Day is November 30!

Are you as ready to ROC as we are? Join us on Tuesday, November 30 starting at midnight to ROC the Day for Rfalconcam.

Get the latest news on ROC the Day activities at our Forum.

Let’s ROC the Day together!

Fly Free Freyja!

July 1st, 2021

It is with much sadness, that we must report that Freyja was found deceased on a building roof very close to the Times Square Bldg.

The Rochester Falcon Watchers had been tirelessly looking for her since they last saw her on Wednesday, June 23rd. They never gave up hope that she would return to her family and continue to grace the Rochester skies.

Fly free Freyja! We will miss you.

Today is Banding Day for Our Eyases! – 6/2/21

June 2nd, 2021

Great news, everyone! The eyases will receive bands this year!

Our friends from the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) will be coming to Rochester this morning to band Beauty and Dot.ca’s two eyases. Banding should happen at approximately 10 am. When they are banded, they will be given their chosen names!

You can watch the event on live streaming video, read commentary and view photos on our forum, or follow us on twitter @Rfalconcam and its chattier cousin @RfalconcamNow.

Eyas #2 Arrived at 1:45 pm This Afternoon!

May 11th, 2021

Lots of falcon fans were on Rfalconcam’s streaming video when our 2nd eyas arrived! Dot.ca had just arrived with food and he and Beauty were both there to see their 2nd eyas break out of its egg. So awesome!

Eyas (Baby Falcon) Photo Album – Week 1 (5/10-5/16/21)

May 11th, 2021

We’ll be posting pics of the Rochester Falcons and their eyases here in a weekly photo album. This will be a great way to see their progress and how quickly they grow! Enjoy!!!

5/10/21 – 4 Eggs, 1 with a pip and 1 infertile (right egg)
The infertile egg may have been caused by the stress when an intruder attempted to take over Beauty and Dot.ca’s territory.
5/11/21 – First Feeding for First Eyas
Dot.ca brought in a small 1st meal for the eyas at 3:30 am. Beauty fed the eyas and will control most of the feedings until the eyases are a little larger.
5/11/21 – Eyas Using an unhatched egg as a pillow 🙂
That little bit of of red in the scrape is leftovers from the first breakfast.
5/11/21 – Dot.ca gets a little alone time with the eyas
The unfertilized egg is still in the nest box. You can see the crack at the top of the egg. Eventually, they will dispose of it.
5/11/21 – 2nd Eyas Arrived at 1:45 pm just after Dot.ca arrived with food
5/12/21 – Beauty Feeding the two eyases
5/12/21 – Keeping the eyases safe and warm
5/12/21 – Dot.ca lends a wing to shade the eyases
5/12/21 – Peregrine Falcons are aerial hunters
Beauty will mostly hunt pigeons, Dot.ca, being smaller, will bring in starlings and other smaller prey. This is possibly a shore bird from the river, or maybe one migrating through the area.
5/13/21 – Beauty allowed Dot.ca to feed the eyases by himself for the first time
5/13/21 – Dot.ca watches Beauty feed from the corner of the platform
5/14/21 – Tandem feed
The eyases are getting bigger and stronger. It’s not looking good for the remaining egg.

First Hatch for Rochester Falcons Beauty & Dot.ca!

May 10th, 2021

Our first eyas arrived at approximately 9:19 pm this evening (5/10/21). Beauty has been very protective of her new arrival and has yet to allow our cameras to catch a picture of the little one. We’ll share pictures when they are available.

Hopefully Beauty will give us a glimpse of her young one soon!

Here’s a picture from earlier showing a pip (small hole) in the egg. You can see the eyases beak!

Then There Were Four! Four Eggs for Beauty and Dot.ca!

April 7th, 2021
Beauty Laid Her 4th Egg at 9:05 pm

There were a lot of falcon fans watching Beauty on Rfalconcam’s Streaming Video when she laid her 4th egg at 9:05 pm. Her average is four eggs, but we’ll have to wait to see if she lays a 5th egg this year. If she does, it would be due on 4/10 at approximately 6:00 am.

Hard incubation should begin now, so we’ll be seeing Beauty and Dot.ca taking turns on the eggs.

Four Eggs in a Row

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