Daily Archives: June 14, 2018

A Hungry Falcon and An Unlucky Pigeon

This hungry Peregrine Falcon made short work of an unlucky pigeon this past Saturday morning. Chris Takacs provided the photo taken during an NYC Aubudon boat tour with the NJSEA. Peregrines (and sometimes their prey) are one of many marvels of nature that can be seen along the Hackensack River from the unique vantage point of an NJSEA pontoon boat. For more info and to register for a tour click here

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Fore the Bluebirds

Visitors to DeKorte Park are always in awe of the Tree Swallows that have become a symbol of a rejuvenated and revived Meadowlands. But what many folks may not know about these little metallic blue dynamos is that their life and future generations depends on the tiny wooden nest boxes that you see standing along the waters edge throughout the Meadowlands.

No manmade swallow boxes, no more Tree Swallows. That is the reality of this great migratory bird . But there is another bird much less common which is also blue that raises an even a bigger challenge to help bring back to our area: the Eastern Bluebird.

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