Jill Homcy was recently on Valley Brook Avenue when she recognized a familar Peregrine. Jill explains: “Last October I stopped at River Barge Park in Carlstadt and found a beautiful banded peregrine falcon fledgling in a tree. I sent pics in to the national banding site, and they helped identify her as having been born in New York City and banded on June 5, 2014.
The following month, Jim Wright and Chris Takacs also identified the banded peregrine in Harrier Meadow in North Arlington and Jim went on to write a wonderful article about her background. Well, I am excited to report that I spent an hour with her (on Aug. 18) and she looks well!”
Jill’s first shot is of the fledgling peregrie last October. The next two pics are from Aug. 18, 2015.