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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

Beauty and Dot.ca’s 3rd Egg Arrived Early This Afternoon!

April 5th, 2021
Beauty Lays Her 3rd Egg at 1:06 pm

Rochester Falcon Beauty laid her 3rd egg at 1:06 pm this afternoon. She left shortly after laying it and Dot.ca arrived to check out the new arrival. Hard incubation will usually start after the 2nd to last egg is laid.

If she lays a 4th egg, it should be on 4/7 at approximately 10:00 pm (using her average of 57 hours between eggs).

Rochester Falcon Watchers have been downtown watching for the intruder. So far it’s been quiet. Some on-line watchers have posted that Beauty has been agitated and flown off in a hurry. Migration is happening right now and many raptors have been moving through the area. Beauty and Dot.ca will defend their territory and chase off any birds that come too close. We’re hoping that the intruder has moved on, but we’ll keep watching.

Beauty with Three Eggs
Dot.ca Takes His Turn on the Eggs

After a Long Wait, Beauty Has Laid her 2nd Egg!

April 3rd, 2021
Beauty & Dot.ca’s 2nd Egg Arrives at 6:05 am, Saturday Morning

After dealing with an intruder over the past week, Beauty has finally laid her 2nd egg. She usually averages 57 hrs between eggs. It took twice that time for her to lay her 2nd egg. This was due to the 3rd falcon attempting to take her territory.

Shortly after she laid the egg, Dot.ca came in with her breakfast and took his turn on the eggs. When it comes to incubating his eggs, he is very willing.

If all goes well, we could see a 3rd egg on Monday afternoon. Crossing talons!

Dot.ca Brings in Breakfast for Beauty
Dot.ca is Not Happy that Beauty Has Returned so Quickly đŸ™‚

Beauty & Dot.ca’s First Egg has Arrived!

March 29th, 2021
Beauty Laid her First Egg at 9:24 am Monday Morning (3/29/21)

At 9:24 am this morning, Beauty laid her first egg in the Times Square Bldg nest box! With all the stress she has been under over the last few days, due to a 3rd falcon attempting to take over her territory, this was a very welcome sight!

Beauty and Dot.ca on High Alert for the Intruder Yesterday 3/28/21

Here’s a video from Falcon Watcher Dana showing the arrival of the first egg from the Rfalconcam Streaming Video. Enjoy!

Please welcome Beauty & Dot.ca’s first egg of 2021!

As We Wait for Beauty & Dot.ca’s First Egg of 2021

March 22nd, 2021
Beauty at the Times Square Bldg Nest Box! Pic by Carol P.

It’s been a long Winter, which seemed even longer with the Covid situation. I don’t know about you, but we here at the Rochester Falconcam are ready for Spring and warmer weather!

After a successful 2020, with three young falcons (Roc, Geraki & Hope) well on their way, the Rochester Falcon Watchers have been out and about, keeping an eye on our downtown pair, Beauty & Dot.ca (DC). There have been many reports and sightings of our dynamic duo hanging out close to their Times Square Bldg nest box. In fact, if all goes well, we should see an egg there very soon.

Over the Winter, the falcon watchers have seen a juvie hanging out along Lake Ontario. Due to size, we believe it’s a female and she has eyebrows like our Hope. Without bands, it is impossible to positively ID this falcon. Due to Covid, none of our young were banded by the DEC last year.

We’ve also been keeping an eye on our other pair, Billie and Beau at ST. They have also been seen together recently by watchers checking out the area. Beau is an unbanded tiercel (male) and Billie is the granddaughter of Mariah and Kaver.

So, while we wait for Beauty to lay her first egg, we all hope that you are doing well and that you will join us for the 2021 Rochester Falcon season!

Earth Hour

March 21st, 2021

Please join us Saturday, March 27th in the observance of Earth Hour.

Rfalconcam will turn off the cameras at the nest boxes located on the Times Square and Powers buildings for one hour starting at 8:30 PM EDT. During that time, we ask that you turn off your lights and non-essential electrical appliances.

For more information, visit https://www.earthhour.org.

Times Square Building Wall Repair

February 15th, 2021

The brick wall beneath the nest box at the Times Square Building will be undergoing repairs starting sometime this week. It is estimated that the work will take several days. During this time, the microphones will be turned off to prevent damage from the sound of the power tools.

The work should have no effect on the falcons. We are looking forward to their yearly return to the nest box in March.

ROC The Day: Another Success!

December 2nd, 2020

Thanks once again to the generosity of our dedicated falcon supporters, we raised over $2,700 yesterday, including two $500 bonuses 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 2021 such as additional repairs to the Times Square nest box platform and eyas ramp.

ROC the Day Reminder – Tonight at Midnight!

November 30th, 2020

ROC the Day is December 1!

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!

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ROC the Day is 9 Days Away!

November 22nd, 2020

ROC the Day is December 1!

Are you as ready to ROC as we are? Join us on Tuesday, December 1 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!

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