We saw this Peregrine Falcon having a late afternoon snack today under the eastbound Route 3 Bridge by East Rutherford.
We have seen them all winter, but this was the first time we saw one perched at one of its favored river haunts.
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.
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.
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.