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”
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 hardContinue reading “Jersey City Eyas Flexing Her Wings”
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
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 hoursContinue reading “Jersey City Falcon Ivy, The Shady Lady”
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 Boss is doing well. Went down Sunday and Tuesday and saw all three both days. Here is the proof:
The Boss, our fledgling falcon in Jersey City, made the leap of faith. My friend Mike and I were there on Thursday and must have just missed the first flight. The adults were busy feeding him huge quantities of food on the 37th floor small terrace on the NE corner of the building. He wouldContinue reading “Peregrine Falcon Fledgling at 101 Hudson”
Several months ago I promised a surprise post. Life got in the way of working on the pictures and posting the news. Our park pair produced two young this year. The surprising part is that the young hatched and were raised right on the beach at Croton Point Park. I am all for letting peopleContinue reading “Croton Point Park Red-tailed Hawk Family”
After a few years of change with quite a lot of turmoil in the Rochester falcon world, there is one, adorable fledgling, Orion. These are my first fab favs.