Jersey City Eyas Flexing Her Wings

It won’t be long now before this big girl takes to the skies.  She was flapping like crazy out of cam view on the west side of 101 Hudson.  It looked to me like she would fly any minute.  She is so big that if she keeps her wings out she will not fall hard if she goes down.  In the past, the adults have flown on either side of a first time fledgling and provided draft to keep their offspring aloft.  This girl is almost twice the size of the male, so I hope he is an excellent aerialist.

Jersey City Falcon Ivy, The Shady Lady

The Shady Lady of Jersey City (band 79/AN) must have put on sunscreen.  She was apparently in the shade at 10 Exchange Place when she suddenly appeared.  She then beat it around the building, went next to the Hudson River, and back to 101 Hudson.  She sat in the sun for a good two hours before winging her ‘big girl’ way 3 blocks south to 77 Hudson to check out the penthouse condo.  A girl after my own heart, strong and focused.

Donations to the Jersey City Falcon Cam can be made through Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.  Please consider giving a small or large amount.  The cam offers a unique view into the not so private life of the peregrine falcon.

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Jersey City Peregrine Falcon Fledgling

The Boss is doing well.  Went down Sunday and Tuesday and saw all three both days.  Here is the proof:

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The Boss being fed by one of the adults on Tuesday, June 25

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Second adult circling 101 Hudson and Plaza 5

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The other adult coming in for a landing after the flyby.  Notice the glass hazard.

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Thursday, June 20, both adults at the scrape while The Boss was on the opposite side of the building eating a meadowlark

Another from Thursday, June 20

Another from Thursday, June 20

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Beautiful Athena on 101 Hudson watching over her son on Thursday