This morning we saw lots of American Kestrels perched along the road, plus a Peregrine and a Red-tail, when we drove the road once.
Highlights reported from yesterday afternoon included 10 kestrels mobbing a Cooper's Hawk, Red-tails, a Merlin and two Northern Harriers (including a Gray Ghost above, on a very gray afternoon).
Valley Brook Ave. late in the day yielded a perched (and dancing) Common Raven, left.
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Our latest post for wildnewjersey.tv celebrates the imminent arrival of our new book, the new wildflower garden at DeKorte, and those migrating Monarchs. The link is here.
Greg Grad was nice enough to share some of his shots of the raptor action along Disposal Road on Tuesday — including the shot above of the banded Peregrine eating its prey in flight.
Below are a couple of shots of a dueling young Peregrine and Cooper's Hawk.
Greg's shot of a Northern Harrier tangling with the upside-down Peregrine is next. (Thanks, Greg!)
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Among the birds banded by NJMC researchers last week at the former Erie Landfill were a Saltmarsh Sparrow (above) and a Clay-colored Sparrow (below) — and photographed by volunteer Chris Takacs. (Thanks, Chris!)
For more on the Saltmarsh Sparrow — a bird of special concern in New Jersey — click here.