George the American White Pelican was seen at 2 p.m. today. That’s Day 101.
Of the more than 40 folks who entered the “Guess When the Pelican Will Leave” contest, only three contestants remain: Sura Polne, Mary Diane Hausman and Chris Takacs.
Congrats to all three for hanging in there this long. 101 days and counting — who knew?
Rich Romano photographed this (released/escaped) bird at Mill Creek Point in Secaucus nine days ago. What do you think it is? (Thanks, Rich!)
6 Bald Eagles were successfully raised by Alice & Al. Photo Credit: Jill Homcy
Don Torino, who leads so many of our Meadowlands guided walks, has a new column on wildnewjersey.tv about the Bald Eagles of Ridgefield Park.
Here’s a sample:
Alice & Al, the now legendary pair of Bald Eagles, continue to utilize their nest area as they wait for a decision from U.S. Fish & Wildlife and the NJDEP to see if they will be allowed to remain on the Overpeck in Ridgefield Park for another season.
More than 4 years ago a pair of Bald Eagles decided to raise their young in a most unlikely setting, an industrial part of Ridgefield Park, within sight and sound of the roaring trucks and cars on the NJ Turnpike and Route 46.
Unfortunately the tree they chose to build their huge nest is located on a toxic waste site scheduled to be remediated for a proposed $660 million development project — threatening the future of this magnificent pair of endangered birds.
The link is here.
Can you ID this four dudes? All banded on the same day earlier this month at the NJMC bird-banding station in North Arlington.