Falconer Erik Swanson of Lodi and two colleagues brought their raptors to the Meadowlands Environment Center earlier this week for a talk and flight demonstration for Melissa Manzella and her AP Biology Class of Lyndhurst High School.
Some of the raptors on display were like no other you have ever seen — including a Gyrlin. The name pretty much tells the story: It's a Gyrfalcon the size of a Merlin.
Click here for photos of the Gyrlin and other raptors.
Brian Clayton with one of his Harris Hawks
John Sediak with his Redtail