You might wonder how you can tell if the eagle you are seeing in the vicinity of Ridgefield Park is Alice, the town’s nesting female. Jim Wright shared the following:
“As this photo taken last month by Ron Shields shows, Alice has a transmitter on her back and is missing a flight feather on her right wing. The transmitter was placed on her back in 2004, when she was an eaglet, by Peter Nye of the NY Department of Environmental Conservation. It no longer works, but that transmitter and antenna are a quick way to identify Alice.”
Thanks, Jim and Ron, for the post and the pic!