Mike Girone writes:
A quick note to report another banded juvie Peregrine in the Meadowlands (DeKorte’s Saw MIll Creek trail, seen Saturday afternoon, 8-17).
This bird has a silver federal band with a strip of blue tape on it, and a black-over-green auxilary band.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get numbers off the aux. band, and unsure if it’s a male or female.
I also had another banded juvie Peregrine earlier in the afternoon, that I suspect might be the male from the Bayonne Bridge that you photographed last month in Carlstadt (have to check photos, got a partial band-read).
A 3rd juvie, unbanded, was seen toward dusk.
I’ll put together a more detailed report (these juvies flew their tails off all afternoon, chasing prey from Harrier Meadow to Disposal Rd. and in-between, with Saw Mill Creek trail as the launching point), and will create another gallery on Flickr.
Might not be till mid-week though. (Thanks, Mike!)