Daily Archives: January 9, 2012

Disposal Road Update


Mike Girone reports:

"Still fairly limited raptor action in the area, but Saturday had its moments.

"At least 2 Red-tails (neither was the falconer bird), 2 Northern Harriers (adult female + juvenile), and a bathing adult Sharp-shinned Hawk on Valley Brook Ave. (above).

"The grand finale was at dusk in the vicinity of the Carillon: adult female Peregrine Falcon who made 2 very low passes over Disposal Rd. and the landfill before heading west to roost. As best I could see, she wasn't banded." 

(Thanks, Mike!)


Banded Harbor Heron: A Wider View

Egret, great turkey point jan 1 2012 dpf 002Don Freiday passed along a full-view image of the banded "Harbor Heron" that was seen in Cumberland County during a recent Christmas Bird Count.

We had posted a photo of just the band last week, and thought a shot of the full bird would be neat.

The Great Egret was banded on South Brother Island in the east River in June  — roughly 120 miles north-northwest as the Great Egret flies. 

Earlier post, with info on NYC Audubon/NJ Audubon Harbor Heron Project, plus other links, is here.

(Thanks, Don!)