Chris Takacs sent this exciting dispatch this morning!
A young banded Bald Eagle was seen resting for the day on the edge of Schmidt’s Wood’s last week. Migrant raptors, like Eagles, Peregrine Falcons and others stop and use our Meadowlands due to the diverse habitat here.
This eagle, P/3 was banded on 5/15/17 in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut (home of the grave of Connecticut legend “Midnight Mary”). It was measured to be a male at 41 days old. It had one nestmate, a female, legband N/3. It was previously photographed at Milford (Ct.) Harbor on 9/27/17, Leonia, New Jersey on 11/26/18, in Great River, New York in late November, 2018, and Massapequa, NY. on 10/4/19.
Thanks to Chris and Ray Gilbert for these tremendous photos of our visiting Bald Eagle