Check these out, taken earlier today at DeKorte by Dennis Cheeseman.
Northjersey.com has a great story by Scott Fallon today on our favorite pair of Bald Eagles, Al and Alice, who make their nest in a tree in Ridgefield Park overlooking the Overpeck Creek. The story details efforts to ensure that their home is suffiiciently buffered from a neighboring development under construction. A fantastic video accompanies the story.
The Bergen County Audubon Society will hold a rally this Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. to watch Alice and Al and help protect their nest. The rally is part of the Save the Eagles Day and meets on Bell Drive in Ridgefield (not Ridgefield Park).
In addition, you can download or read a free Bald Eagle e-book, “Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands & Beyond.” Al and Alice are featured on pages 29-31. Check it out here
The Bald Eagle, the symbol of our nation, was once on the brink of extinction. In the 1960s many wildlife biologists believed that we had reached the breaking point, and there was no hope of ever bringing this magnificent raptor back from the edge.
And yet many good people believed that with help the Bald Eagle could once again fly over its ancestral lands like the Meadowlands. Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and the removal of DDT from the environment more than 40 years ago we now get to witness one of the most incredible comeback stories in wildlife history: the Return of the Bald Eagle