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Fly Free Dot.ca

We finally have closure for our loss of Dot.ca.

This morning we received an email from Neal, a Rochester Firefighter. While on a 911 call at the old Rochester Riverside Hotel (it was the Radisson Hotel before that), he and his partner found a deceased Peregrine Falcon.

Our contact at the DEC, Amy Mahar, was notified and she came to Rochester this afternoon. She was able to verify that the deceased falcon was Dot.ca, Black Band/13 over Y. It looked like he collided with the building and died instantly.

Dot.ca was an awesome dad. He loved his eyases and after a rocky start, became a devoted mate to Beauty. He did not abandon her.

Fly Free Dot.ca! We have no doubt that you and Beauty are together again watching the sunset.

13 Responses to “Fly Free Dot.ca”

  1. Susan C Says:

    This hurts – although I had assumed he was not alive I’ve I still held out hope that he somehow knew that Beauty wasn’t going to make it and so left with a younger chickie, he was a bit of a playboy 😉
    But I’ll miss him, and while it’s good to have closure this makes me very sad.

    M favorite memory of him will always be his first year as a dad, trying to feed the eyases (when he shouldn’t have been, it was Beauty’s job at that point) but didn’t quite know where their mouths were. The poor eyases had red all over their heads until he figured it out. So sweet

    All he seemed to want was the be a good dad, fly free Dot.ca 💔

  2. Cindi Says:

    Sad they both passed in the same year. They will forever be missed. And in our ♥️

  3. Freda Peisley Says:

    at least we know, oh poor DotCa. he was a great dad , and mate to Beauty. they are flying together.

  4. dumpsterkitty Says:

    Fly high and free Dot.ca! We were mentioning yesterday how much we miss the stand offs…such a good Dad!

  5. Sarah Fostello Says:

    So very sad, but glad we know what happened to him. I am sure he and Beauty are together again…

  6. Alison in Indiana Says:

    I am glad it was quick and had felt sure that only death would have kept him from his Rochester scrape and mate.
    We still do not know what took Beauty from us…

  7. Beverley Says:

    How sad. We all loved him, even his quirks. But we now have closure.. fly free with your Beauty. You sure made your mark in Rochester.

  8. Carol P. Says:

    Fly Free and High Dot.ca. Go find your Beauty. We will miss you. ♥️

  9. Carla Provenzano Says:

    Beauty and Dot.ca, aka the Beautyful one and DC…
    Flying high and free, together again forever. We will never forget you.

  10. Joyce Says:

    Knowing Beauty and Dot.ca are together again is a comfort and closure to an era. They were amazing and fun to watch even during their rough start. After all, they both thought each other were intruders to their nestbox. But, falcon life settled in and they were wonderful mates with many years of watching their offspring. Fly free together DC and B! Thank you for such good memories!

  11. Stephanie Says:

    Awwww, Dot had hopes that you were flying free, but you were dedicated to Beauty. As painful as this is closure is good and you 2 are together again.

  12. Erin OG Says:

    Fly free with Beauty and follow that rainbow!

  13. Lu Ann Achter Says:

    Did the DEC ever discover what Beauty died from?

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