Daily Archives: April 16, 2009

The Ravens of Laurel Hill

Raven nest distant
   For at least the third year in a row — and in recent memory — Common Ravens are nesting in a cliff at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus.
   Raven on nest You can see the nest clearly from the athletic fields at the foot of the massive hill, and with a pair of binoculars, you can get good views of the ravens as they come and go,
   But other birds abound as well. On a recent trip, we also saw a Peregrine Falcon, an Osprey, two Redtails and five Turkey Vultures — and that was just that raptors.
   The ravens' nest has gotten much larger in the past month, and there is hope that some Ravenettes will emerge in a couple of weeks.
   More on the amazingly intelligent Common Raven here. Previous posts on Common Ravens here.

Coming soon: A Common raven duels with a Redtail.

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As you may have noticed, the Meadowlands Blog has a new look, thanks to staff designer Mimi Sabatino. The photo across the top of this blog — of egrets and herons congregating in Harrier Meadow in North Arlington — was taken early one morning was late last August.