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Rochester Falcons Banding Day 2015 – May 29, 2015

This morning our friends from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation arrived to band the three young eyases from the nest box on top of the beautiful Times Square Building located in downtown Rochester, NY. The tools needed were laid out and preparations were completed.

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At 11:15 am, the extraction team was ready. All three eyases were quickly and safely removed from the nest box and taken to the banding room.

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Their parents, Beauty and Dot.ca, were aggressively defending their young. Both were flying around and close to the building.

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Each eyas received two bands; the US Fish and Wildlife Band and the New York State Band. Color tape was placed over two of the USFWS bands. This color tape will aid the Rochester Falcon Watchers when identifying them after they fledge (first flights). They were all checked over and given a clean bill of health.

They were also given the names that were chosen for them. Please join us in welcoming the three newest 2015 Rochester Falcons.

CADENCE (Female) – New York State Band – 91 Black over BA Green. Blue Tape over USFWS band.

Named by Rochester Falcon Watcher Joyce Miller
Cadence means flow of rhythm and grace in movement, similar to a musical chord sequence moving to a point of rest and giving the sense of harmonic completion. There is nothing more rhythmic and graceful than a Peregrine Falcon in flight.

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BRONX (Male) – New York State Band – 20 Black over BA Green. Red Tape over USFWS band.

Named by Suzanna Lull’s 4th Grade Class, PS 62, The Bronx, NY.
Bronx is for Jonas Bronck who came to the New World in 1639. Bronck’s homestead later became known as The Bronx, a borough of New York City.

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GENESEE (Male) – New York State Band – 24 Black over BA Green. No Tape over USFWS band.

Submitted by Kristine Genagon of Batavia, NY and David Sabo of Chili, NY.

Genesee is for the river and valley over which he will first soar. Also, the Times Square Building was once the home of the Genesee Trust Company. The Genesee River flows through the heart of Rochester. Flowing northward from PA through New York, it is a tributary of Lake Ontario. It was seen in the early days to be a hydropower bonanza, providing original power to the 19th century mills and still provides hydroelectric power for downtown Rochester. The Genesee is also known for its beautiful and powerful waterfalls. High Falls is a famous part of the Genesee and is where many young Falcons have trained to fly before leaving Rochester.

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Banding was completed quickly and the eyases were returned to the nest box. Beauty landed on top of the main camera and kept a very close eye on her young. Dot.ca remained close by.

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Many thanks to the NYSDEC Team who did a wonderful job. We would also like to thank all the folks that chose names for the eyases. Thank you!

The 2015 Rochester Falcon Family

7 Responses to “Rochester Falcons Banding Day 2015 – May 29, 2015”

  1. Joyce Says:

    Thank you Rfalconcam Committee for the honor of being chosen to name an eyas. I started watching the webcam in 2004, and in person since 2005. I got hooked and it had been such a joy to watch the eyas grow into fledlings ever since. I’m excited and thrilled to be part of this year’s naming.

  2. Alison in Indiana Says:

    I am confused; I saw neither the name “Cadence” (as a musician, I find it a somewhat inauspicious name) nor the name “Bronx” on the 2015 polls I read.

  3. Carol P. Says:

    Alison, Cadence was given her name by long time Rochester Falcon Watcher Joyce Miller and Bronx was named by a 4th grade class from Bronx, NY who are studying the Rochester Falcons in their classroom. Neither were part of the poll. Genesee was the name chosen from the polls.

  4. Alison in Indiana Says:

    It was not clear to me that all the eyases would not be named from the plethora of choices in the polls. I do not begrudge anyone the honor (I have had it myself), but it was not clear that only one of the three eyases would bear one of the 33 names submitted.

  5. Carol P. Says:

    That is how it is every year. Guess we’ll have to make it more clear in the future. 🙂

  6. Carol P. Says:

    Actually this was the first sentence of the “Naming Poll” Imprints. I remember when you chose a name Alison. 🙂

    “It’s time to vote for your favorite names for one of Beauty and Dot.ca’s Eyases!”

  7. Shaky Says:

    Also in the 2nd sentence of the 2nd paragraph:

    “One of the three eyases will be given the winning name…”

    And in the title, 1st sentence, and 2nd sentence of the article soliciting suggestions for names:

    “Name One of the 2015 Eyases!”

    “Once again we are collecting suggestions for a name for one of Beauty and Dot.ca’s Eyases!”

    “We are very happy to announce that once again falcon fans will have an opportunity to choose a name for an eyas in the nest box atop the Times Square Building, and it will be in the form of a naming contest open to all viewers.”

    Note that the last sentence mentions that this has been done before, which is true. So it should be no surprise to long-time followers that only one eyas was to be be named.

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