New Jersey’s Endangered and Non-game Species Program passes this along from a concerned citizen just to the west of the Meadowlands:
When I was driving north on ROUTE 21 after Botany Village exit in Clifton the other day, I was surprised and astonished to see a beautiful Bald Eagle.
I have never seen any around here before. Today (Monday) I was driving the same route and saw him/her perched on the same tree on the Passaic River — the same spot I’ve seen it every day since Saturday .
Now I’m thinking is it is injured and maybe can’t fly, so it just settled there and has stood there ever since. It’s hard for me to stop since it’s a narrow merging part of the highway, and I am not able to look to see if there is any nest around the area.
I take this highway two or three times every day, and it has been in the same place since Saturday morning.
If you are in the area and can pursue this, it would be appreciated. (Taking a few pix would be great, too.)
If you see anything. please can contact the Endangered Species Program at 609-628-2103.