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.
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
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 77 degree weather was a welcome relief. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Alviso was outstanding in the early morning light. The smells reminded me of my childhood there.
The Boss is doing well. Went down Sunday and Tuesday and saw all three both days. Here is the proof: