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 hardContinue reading “Jersey City Eyas Flexing Her Wings”

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 hoursContinue reading “Jersey City Falcon Ivy, The Shady Lady”

Peregrine Falcon Fledgling at 101 Hudson

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”

Sacking the Peregrine

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”

Jersey City Peregrine Falcons Fly High

Grundy Park in Jersey City doesn’t just hold an attraction for people who want a spectacular view of Lower Manhattan.  Peregrine falcons also find it the best place to live in the metro NYC area .  The two surviving male fledglings, Buzz and Frank, who started out at 101 Hudson on May 3, 2012, areContinue reading “Jersey City Peregrine Falcons Fly High”

Jersey City Peregrines Part III (Billion Dollar Babies)

NOTE:  We learned on June 26 that the female had perished in a collision with the building at 10 Exchange Place. Torrents of rain, high winds, TWO FLEDGLINGS!!  My friend, Mike, and I saw two of the young birds on Friday.  They are agile.  They are rambunctious.  And they are alive!!  Both Athena and SixContinue reading “Jersey City Peregrines Part III (Billion Dollar Babies)”