Daily Archives: January 12, 2009

Happy birthday to us!

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  The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission celebrates its 40th birthday tomorrow.

   On Jan. 13, 1969, the legislation creating the original Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission went into effect.

   Stay tuned to this page for monthly bird walks and other nature events. A bird walk for Monday morning, Jan. 26, will be announced later this week.


Last week, as we arrived to check on the Snowy Owl, a Peregrine Falcon arrived and landed on a utility pole. We grabbed a camera and started taking pictures. It flew off and headed toward the field where the Snowy Owl stood in the distance.

The Peregrine wheeled and dropped, then zipped past the owl's head. It was close enough to get the owl to move — and reveal that it had been eating a rabbit.