Thank you, Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey and New Jersey Fish & Wildlife biologists for allowing me to attend the banding this year. Please contribute to Conserve Wildlife.
I can’t seem to get away from the Jersey falcons. My yearly Rochester Falcon Watchers’ Weekend happened in Elizabeth, NJ this year. Cadence, hatched in 2015 in Rochester and pictured below as a juvenile, is now raising a family of four this year. Her brood is learning to fly and hunt. I do believe IContinue reading “Fabulous Falcons”
The falcon pair has been putting on a show for photographers the past few days. I guess they are getting tired of all the migrants invading their space. Just saw a post today that the palm warbler became a falcon snack.
Really enjoyed yet another visit to see the Rochester falcons. It was like the good old days. The youngsters seem to be finding High Falls gorge on the Genessee River. With four of them, when they were flying the sky was filled with wings. You can see many more pictures at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opyrl466oz8&list=UU86by8i7REZeo3F7S1u-7yA
Most of these pictures are archival. That means they just show that the almost fledglings are doing OK so far. Most of my time has been spent in Jersey City, but I was able to make a stop at Tompkins Square Park for the red-tails and Riverside Church.
The Riverside Church peregrines are out. The baby birds are learning to fly and eat. Croton Point Park has new maintenance workers.
The osprey are fledging. The ducklings are swimming. The black-crowned night heron parent is preening. The gulls are watching.
The Boss is doing well. Went down Sunday and Tuesday and saw all three both days. Here is the proof:
A great, big THANK YOU to Kathy Clark, NJ Fish & Wildlife Biologist, David Wheeler and Ben Wurst, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, for letting me attend the banding of our 101 Hudson, Jersey City eyas. It is always a thrill to be 42 stories above the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan and New Jersey. MikeContinue reading “Sacking the Peregrine”