Now for the Really Important Rochester News. . .

. . .  What are the falcons doing?  That’s all I really care about, right now.  Certainly, that’s all my wife cares about.  We’re waiting for eggs to hatch and maybe catch them in the act like we did last year.  This year, we’re going to have some competition in terms of being the first to publish pictures of the new arrivals: the Rochester Audubon Society has a new, highly-informative blog dedicated to our favourite Peregrines (Took, not withstanding), Caver and Mariah:

Rfalconcam – Imprints » Blog Archive » Courtship, Mating, & Nest Preparation

Peregrines are creatures of habit. Like tony jet-setters with expensive apartments and high-rise condos scattered through midtown Manhattan, wild Peregrines typically select two or three nest sites within a given territory, and move among them from year to year. Mariah bucks this trend, as do many of her urban-dwelling cousins. It turns out that the nest boxes set up by their human benefactors on the tops of buildings, smokestacks and other lofty structures are so ideally placed that there’s little need to wander around– a bit of a contradiction for a bird whose name means “wanderer”.

If you have a chance to do some reading, check out this post. It’s fascinating.  Peregrine Falcons are really interesting birds!  I did manage to snap off a good screen grab this morning, but I’m not sure if it’s Mariah or Caver that I’ve got, here.

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By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.

2 replies on “Now for the Really Important Rochester News. . .”

Thanks for mentioning Imprints in your blog! We at the Rochester Falconcam really appreciate it. By the way, your screen grab shows Mariah, the resident female Peregrine.

Woo hoo! I thought so! I’ve been watching all day, in and out, and it seemed like this was the bigger of the two.

For those of you who don’t know, in the raptor world, the female is typically the larger of the pair.

Thanks for the info, Jess!

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