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Title: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 20-Mar-11, 05:36:25 pm
According to my friend, MiKe, they are doing IT!!  He called it canoodling.  I was supposed to go down but bailed out.  :mbanana:   bguitar


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 27-Mar-11, 10:28:37 am
OK Jersey City has their 1st egg!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 30-Mar-11, 09:19:21 pm
Two eggs in Jersey.  Egg number 3 eggspected on Thursday or Friday.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 31-Mar-11, 12:29:43 am
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 06-May-11, 06:17:33 pm
Jersey City has a hatch or hatches. I just missed getting a clip of it! Darn!!

May 6, 2011 - HATCHING!
3:08 p.m. Update: There are 2 chicks (that just got fed by the female), and while she left them to dispose of the prey, it looked like another egg was in the process of hatching! Should be an exciting weekend!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 06-May-11, 06:55:36 pm
I watched the hatches and third hatch with my students.  It is very exciting.  The fourth will come along shortly.  This is a special clutch.  I'll report about that later.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 06-May-11, 07:38:59 pm
 :mbanana: :hatch1: :hatch1: :hatch1: :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 06-May-11, 07:43:24 pm
Good news!!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 07-May-11, 12:03:37 pm
Still three and one egg at 9 am.  Athena is not moving off the hatchlings very much.  The first chick remains a wanderer.  It is continually crawling out from under her and she is pushing it back in. 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: chlosmom on 07-May-11, 09:13:31 pm
l had a kid like that--they aren't easy


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 10-May-11, 02:15:39 pm
Four eyases in Jersey City.  The last one hatched Sunday 36 hours or more after the third one.  I have been watching several feedings and watched Athena move them around.  That fourth one is so much smaller, much like Water St, that it is hard to know if it is OK.  Just thought I saw it move its head.  It is now in the middle of the pile and probably doesn't need much food before it konks out.

*****Updated 4 pm.  We think we lost the last one and there are only three.*******

Keep your fingers crossed for these guys, too.

NJFish&Wildlife may have some news soon about a recent offspring.  It is one that I got to see live and in person.  We are waiting impatiently.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 10-May-11, 08:03:20 pm
 :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 10-May-11, 08:14:17 pm
Oh how sad.....like I said......... :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 10-May-11, 08:42:47 pm
The bird is in heaven with another loss this weekend.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 15-May-11, 12:21:58 pm
I was again honored by being able to go up during the chick check of the one week old eyases.  Here are some pictures:

Athena (Mike and I named her and Linn P is probably rolling in her grave) gave it 110% again to get rid of the intruders:

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/DSCN0392.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/DSCN0305.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/DSCN0319.jpg)

Notice the emerging pin feathers on the one on the left.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/DSCN0323.jpg)

One of the eyases is going to the vet to be checked.  I'll let you know the outcome.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Shaky on 15-May-11, 12:30:08 pm
That's quite the nest box.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 15-May-11, 12:31:12 pm
Bonnie, are there 2 or 3 left? What's wrong with the one being checked by the vet? Hope all is OK. Great pics, your so lucky!!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 15-May-11, 12:31:57 pm
That's quite the nest box.

I know, siding  and shingles! Very cool! Hmmm, ideas maybe?


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 15-May-11, 12:36:09 pm
Yes, this is the metro NYC area and we do it up big here.  Funny I never noticed the roofing and siding before.
 8)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Shaky on 15-May-11, 12:38:18 pm
That's quite the nest box.

I know, siding  and shingles! Very cool! Hmmm, ideas maybe?

Yes, I want to do that and also install gutters and a garage door opener for the side of the box. A built-in pool and concrete pavers for the falcony with some tasteful landscaping would be nice too.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 15-May-11, 12:40:40 pm
Don't forget the monster barbecue.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 15-May-11, 12:42:42 pm
Donna, there are two very healthy eyases at 101 Hudson.  The third would not have been able to compete with the other two for food.  It is being checked.  That's all I know right now.  Nestbox News will have the official info.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 15-May-11, 01:03:09 pm
That's quite the nest box.

Wow nice digs for your falcons! Did they get a grant or take out a home improvement loan?!  lol  :gum:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: margaret on 15-May-11, 01:11:42 pm
That's quite the nest box.

Wow nice digs for your falcons! Did they get a grant or take out a home improvement loan?!  lol  :gum:


 :laugh:
Yes, but those digs probably cost 100K to build down there!  It could be built for a fraction of that cost up here!  Love those shingles.   And a duck pond while we are at it would be nice for the residents!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 15-May-11, 01:19:05 pm
That's quite the nest box.

I know, siding  and shingles! Very cool! Hmmm, ideas maybe?

Yes, I want to do that and also install gutters and a garage door opener for the side of the box. A built-in pool and concrete pavers for the falcony with some tasteful landscaping would be nice too.

Sounds great, any donors for all these improvements? I'll caulk and paint the nest box!  :wave:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 18-May-11, 07:07:06 pm
Our eyas has splayed legs and is getting treatment. There is hope that it will have some kind of falcon life. When Kathy was taking it on Saturday we expected the worst.  So this was very good news to hear.

The other two eyases remain healthy with one being the bully and always taking the food first. No one will mess with her when she grows up.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 22-May-11, 08:34:53 pm
I was down on Saturday morning and got to see both adults flying and perched on 101 Hudson.  Hopefully the building tenants will name the birds this year.  I want to name our hospital bird Rocky because he is such a fighter.

The birds are 42 floors up and I am two blocks away using my SLR with 300 Prime lens, no teleconverter.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/DSC_0884.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/DSC_0875.jpg)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 22-May-11, 08:39:17 pm
 ;D Nice Bonnie, thanks!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 25-May-11, 05:38:06 pm
I heard from Dr. Erica Miller at Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research Group  She will send another picture on Thursday:

Bonnie,

Thank you for the generous donation that just arrived in today's mail! This will buy a lot of quail--and the eyas is certainly eating a lot! As you can see from the photo below,his feet are finally beginning to grow!

Erica
Erica Miller, DVM

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/photo.jpg)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carla on 25-May-11, 05:57:03 pm
She looks Great !


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 25-May-11, 05:58:44 pm
Ahhh so cute, great job Bonnie!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Wing Goose on 25-May-11, 06:47:25 pm
Ahh, what a condo!  That family has it made.  So happy for them.
I loved all of the pictures.  Thanks so much.
           :lurker:,       :nap:.   
Here's a couch or two.  I didn't see much furniture.
            Lola


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: margaret on 25-May-11, 09:49:31 pm
She does look great!  Thank goodness for all the wonderful women  (and it is mostly women)  who are becoming vets.  They are the best!   This little one is receiving the best care!   Grow well, little one!   Soar about us! 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 26-May-11, 07:38:27 pm
Dr. Miller sent two more pictures today.  She wrote  "Here's the peregrine this morning. He's up and using his feet very well!  Erica"

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/PEFA11-50026May-2.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/PEFAeyas26May.jpg)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 26-May-11, 07:45:05 pm
That's very good news, Bonnie!  Thanks for posting pics of the little cutie!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: margaret on 26-May-11, 09:08:14 pm
Wonderful pics of this little one under the care of Dr. Miller.  Bonnie, let us know how she is doing.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 26-May-11, 09:17:50 pm
I think it is a he and he has the angel, Jack, looking over him. My friend lost his father just as the eyases were hatching, so we have an angel there this year. Jack apparently wanted the fourth one to be with him.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: chlosmom on 26-May-11, 10:13:17 pm
please explain---how do you get that cute?


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 29-May-11, 01:05:24 pm
Banding will be Tuesday, May 31 around 10:30 am or so.  No more news about Rocky, our rescue eyas. 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 08-Jun-11, 07:30:13 am
New chicks move in
Peregrine falcon babies get banded atop Jersey City waterfront tower

Read more: Hudson Reporter - New chicks move in Peregrine falcon babies get banded atop Jersey City waterfront tower. Look up in the sky at Exchange Place and you may just see two adult peregrine falcons protecting their nest, which sits 42 stories up on the rooftop of 101 Hudson St. near the waterfront.

A pair of recently hatched chicks were banded on May 31 by wildlife biologist Kathleen Clark from the Endangered and Nongame Species program of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. Since they’re endangered, the state uses the bands to track the birds’ survival and lifespan.

Peregrine falcons began nesting on the office building over a decade ago, and the state installed a webcam in 2001 to observe them. The two new chicks were first spotted via the webcam, which has been tracking the nesting season since late March.
_____________
“[The peregrine falcons] are a good reflection of what is going on in the environment.” – Kathleen Clark
____________
The male and female chick were hatched on May 6.

“There is a small window of opportunity that is good for banding – 3.5 weeks is right in the middle of it,” said Clark last week. “The male is ready to fly at five weeks old and then the female takes a little bit longer, six weeks. Females are slightly larger for birds of prey.”

Earlier this year, as viewers watched, eggs began appearing in the nest box. A total of four eggs were laid but only three hatched. Viewers saw the adult male and female take turns keeping the eggs warm.

The third peregrine falcon was sent to Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Delaware to be treated for what looked like a deformity.

In regard to the third chick, “He is still alive and looking good,” Clark noted. “He will be a candidate for release into the wild.”

Keeping track of the peregrine falcons

Clark has been on the job for 25 years as the lead on the peregrine falcon, bald eagle, and osprey projects and the southern “landscape” region of the state. She explained that banding has become very important as a long-term method to monitor the birds.

“We get a good idea of who birds are, how long they are living, where they migrate to, and where they are nesting.” Clark said.

Clark and her volunteer assistant, Michael Girone, made their way across a 15-foot walk on Tuesday morning to retrieve the chicks, using a large umbrella to void off aggressive attack dives by the parent falcons. Each peregrine falcon received two bands, one issued by the government with an identification number and a second color band placed on the other leg to indicate geographic region. The lightweight bands, sized to fit, do not harm the birds or prevent them from flight.

Reviving the population

The peregrine falcon population plunged in the 1950s and ’60s after they became exposed to the chemical DDT, an insecticide that was banned as of 1972. A subsequent widespread recovery effort across the eastern states in the 1970s involved captive breeding of individuals and the releasing of juvenile falcons into the wild. It resulted in the first nesting pair by 1980.

According to Clark, the situation has improved since then, with 24 nesting pairs to date statewide.

A bird’s eye view of the environment

Harmful substances and chemicals that seep into the environment through improper disposal of waste usually end up being ingested by the peregrine falcon, since the bird’s diet consists of eating other birds.

“[The peregrine falcons] are a good reflection of what is going on in the environment,” said Clark. She said whichever chemicals aren’t disposed of properly end up in landfills and water. They eventually work their way up the food chain. The chemicals reach the urban peregrine falcons as they feed off of pigeons.

“As far as we know, chemicals aren’t threatening peregrine survivor now,” noted Clark.

While the peregrine falcon population has exceeded pre-DDT levels, the state is not yet ready to have them taken off the endangered species list. New Jersey will not be ready to upgrade the peregrine falcon status until the birds do well in their historic habitats such as the nearby Palisade cliffs, which they recently began using.

Urban bird watching

For the next couple of weeks, you can watch the peregrine falcons via the live webcam (see below). Once the birds are ready to fly, you’ll be able to see them from street level as the parents train the young to catch prey. The parents will typically drop their prey in midair so their offspring learn to dive to catch them.

Clark said the parents take care of the chicks until they are proficient in flying and catching their own prey.

“You have to listen for them,” she said. “The adults are very vocal – go there and look up – and watch for them; they are in the air a lot.”

The best times to see the birds are early morning and late afternoon during the cooler hours of the day. The peregrine falcon chicks will be in the area for about six weeks after they learn to fly. Then, they will start making a longer journey out to other regions. Past falcons from Jersey City have wound up in other nearby cities such as Elizabeth.




The Hudson Reporter


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 08-Jun-11, 08:36:04 am
I thought I posted pictures of the third eyas who is doing extremely well.  The condition was splayed legs which was corrected by calcium and exercise.   There is a very good chance the bird will be hacked in west Virginia.  I'll put up the pictures of rocky.  Mike and I watch when they fledge.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 10-Jun-11, 01:05:23 pm
Nestbox News

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/jcp-2011nestnews.htm (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/jcp-2011nestnews.htm)

Has the update on 'Legs' who is on his way to West Virginia with 11 other eyases who will be hacked.  Pictures can be accessed through the NN link.

 :mbanana:  and  :bow:  and  :clap:  to NJ biologist, Kathy Clark and Dr. Erica Miller of Tri Stste Bird Rescue and Research group.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 10-Jun-11, 01:22:05 pm
Great news Bonnie, just read it all. Wow 12 juvies all in 1 hack box or do the disperse them? How cool to "incorporate" them to other areas in need. Way to go!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 10-Jun-11, 02:31:38 pm
Kathy Clark, NJ biologist, has a relationship with WV


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 10-Jun-11, 02:58:30 pm
Nestbox News

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/jcp-2011nestnews.htm (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/jcp-2011nestnews.htm)

Has the update on 'Legs' who is on his way to West Virginia with 11 other eyases who will be hacked.  Pictures can be accessed through the NN link.

 :mbanana:  and  :bow:  and  :clap:  to NJ biologist, Kathy Clark and Dr. Erica Miller of Tri Stste Bird Rescue and Research group.


Wonderful news!  Thanks for posting, Bonnie!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 15-Jun-11, 08:13:37 am
Mike reported our first fledge!!  He is pretty sure it is Lady Liberty aka Libby.  Men were up working by the scrape again so he is not sure about Hudson.  Libby was happily bouncing and of course eating on top of 10 Exchange Place which is a block away and another safe building for the fledglings.  She is a very aggressive female.

Seems we have fledglings all over the place.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 15-Jun-11, 08:22:17 am
Mike reported our first fledge!!  He is pretty sure it is Lady Liberty aka Libby.  Men were up working by the scrape again so he is not sure about Hudson.  Libby was happily bouncing and of course eating on top of 10 Exchange Place which is a block away and another safe building for the fledglings.  She is a very aggressive female.

Seems we have fledglings all over the place.

And the fun begins! Good luck.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 15-Jun-11, 10:50:17 am
Mike reported our first fledge!!  He is pretty sure it is Lady Liberty aka Libby.  Men were up working by the scrape again so he is not sure about Hudson.  Libby was happily bouncing and of course eating on top of 10 Exchange Place which is a block away and another safe building for the fledglings.  She is a very aggressive female.

Seems we have fledglings all over the place.

And the fun begins! Good luck.
Like Donna said, have fun and hope they all stay safe!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 17-Jun-11, 11:27:17 am
Not sure how this is going to post, but Mike got a picture of Legs in his barn in West Virginia.   Here is the report and link:

Here's Legs!! (Kim Steininger was kind enough to forward the pic to me)

http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=719&start=340 (http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=719&start=340)
(photo credit: Three Rivers Avian Center, 06-16-11)

I double-checked his leg band with some pics Kathy Clark forwarded from Tri-State last week, and it's definately him! Per the update Kim got, Legs is in a flight barn with 3 other NJ chicks from a Delaware River bridge site. Not sure when he will be transferred to the hack box, probably not too long I would guess.

Way to go Legs!!! 




Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 17-Jun-11, 11:33:41 am
Not sure how this is going to post, but Mike got a picture of Legs in his barn in West Virginia.   Here is the report and link:

Here's Legs!! (Kim Steininger was kind enough to forward the pic to me)

http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=719&start=340 (http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=719&start=340)
(photo credit: Three Rivers Avian Center, 06-16-11)

I double-checked his leg band with some pics Kathy Clark forwarded from Tri-State last week, and it's definately him! Per the update Kim got, Legs is in a flight barn with 3 other NJ chicks from a Delaware River bridge site. Not sure when he will be transferred to the hack box, probably not too long I would guess.

Way to go Legs!!!  




Legs is looking great, Bonnie! Really cute! Thanks for posting!    :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 18-Jun-11, 02:38:15 pm
This year's excitement is about a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10.  I am 75% sure I saw both Libby (right) and Hudson (left) on the ledge on 10 Exchange Place.  An adult did deliver food and ate it or the kids took over when I wasn't looking.  No other birds in sight.  They just looked back at me and the buildings.

I am still keeping my fingers crossed and praying to Jack, the angel, that these are really the fledglings.  I am 100% sure one is.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20111of1-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 26-Jun-11, 05:07:41 pm
I thought I had posted before this that Mike had seen the whole family owning the Jersey City skies this past week.  In any case, Mike saw them again on Saturday and

Ah, hem!  Yes, Mike and I finally made a watch TOGETHER!  The dog caught a skunk on Friday night and I had to make a vet visit on Saturday for the rabies booster.  Plus, nails, toes, hair, local festival, all that stuff got in the way.  Yes, I don't always watch the falcons, just most of the time.

I had to stop at Riverside Church on the way to Jersey.  Then I had to stop at 101 Hudson to visit with my security girlfriends before meeting Mike at the pier.  I had to give the ladies an update about the kids.  They were thrilled that the birds made it into the skies in spite of the window washers and maintenance workers.

And here are some of my pictures of the action alongside 101 Hudson when we were walking back from the pier and circling the building.  Libby and Hudson were right over Hudson St.  We have our fingers crossed that they seemed to have learned about windows and sides of buildings.  In one of the pictures it looks like our Lady Liberty's wing tip was touching the building.  I'll post the whole sequence so you kind of get a feel for the one minute action.  They are quick.

I'll save the 9-11 memorial pics for September.  Even after 10 years, I can't bear to edit them right now.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20111of9.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20112of9.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20113of9.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20114of9.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20115of9.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20116of9.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20117of9.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20118of9.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/JerseyCityPeregrines20119of9.jpg)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 26-Jun-11, 06:15:04 pm
Great action pictures, Bonnie! Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Jun-11, 10:46:09 pm
Excellent pics Bonnie.  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: margaret on 26-Jun-11, 11:31:24 pm
They are wonderful, beautiful pictures, Bonnie.  Thank you for sharing!   


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 27-Jun-11, 01:18:20 pm
Great pics as usual Bonnie,thanks!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 27-Jun-11, 01:28:04 pm
Thanks for the nice comments everyone.  And Donna, the last picture is going to be the tattoo on my ankle/leg.  I feel it is a metaphor for the recovery of the peregrine and the hope we place in the young.  And I named the birds after things I love, Hudson and Lady Liberty.

BTW, everyone loved the tattoo I got in Rochester last year!!  Too bad it washed off.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 27-Jun-11, 01:53:28 pm
Oh nice tattoo choice Bonnie. Can't wait to see it. I'll get my Kaver in due time.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 06-Jul-11, 08:39:51 pm
Legs, our third falcon who went to rehab at one week old, is being returned to Tri State Bird Rescue and Research to become an educator bird or a falconer's bird.  Problems with his tail feathers and head and he bonded to humans.  Glad they checked carefully before releasing him.  He was at Three Rivers Avian Center in West Virginia.  Very interesting stuff about peregrines there.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 07-Jul-11, 11:31:42 am
Legs continues to be watched over by Jack, the angel.  Here is the reply I got today from Dr. Miller at Tri State.  Posted with her permission.

Hi Bonnie,

Yes, the little falcon from Jersey City ("Legs") is returning today. Two
other falcons are en route to WV from north Jersey, and our driver will
be returning with "Legs" in tow.  I've discussed his case with Wendy (at
Three Rivers), and he just isn't developing like all the other falcons.
He also, unfortunately, wasn't interacting well with them (as if they
sensed he was different).

Fortunately, we do have a home for him. Phung Luu, a world-renown bird
trainer, will be taking him and training him for use in avian and
environmental educational shows. Mr. Luu is a "bird whisperer" if there
ever was one, and I'm thrilled that he wants to take this little guy and
give him an important job as an avian ambassador.

As an aside, I'll add that Phung will be holding a live bird show as
part of Tri-State's 35th anniversary celebration on 23 July (He started
his avian career as a volunteer here when he was in college at UD). You
can find out more about this at: http://www.tristatebird.org/bbq (http://www.tristatebird.org/bbq)

Thanks for your continued interest and concern for "Legs"!

Erica

Erica A. Miller, DVM
Staff Veterinarian
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
110 Possum Hollow Road
Newark, DE  19711
Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs
www.tristatebird.org (http://www.tristatebird.org)
www.eow2012.org (http://www.eow2012.org)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 11-Sep-11, 08:09:11 pm
Hi, All and especially Donna!  I got my Libby and Hudson tattoo today.  Picture is coming.  FYI, Libby and Hudson are the two fledglings from this year that are now on their own.  And the picture below shows their third clutchmate who had developmental problems, but was rehabilitated to the point where he is an educator bird with falconer, avian trainer, Phung Luu in Dover Delaware.

And here is a picture of the third eyas/almost fledgling taken at Phung Luu's aviary.  He is doing quite well, but still has to get more of his tail feathers before he can fly.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/Legs3.jpg)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 11-Sep-11, 08:22:08 pm
Hi, All and especially Donna!  I got my Libby and Hudson tattoo today.  Picture is coming.  FYI, Libby and Hudson are the two fledglings from this year that are now on their own.  And the picture below shows their third clutchmate who had developmental problems, but was rehabilitated to the point where he is an educator bird with falconer, avian trainer, Phung Luu in Dover Delaware.

And here is a picture of the third eyas/almost fledgling taken at Phung Luu's aviary.  He is doing quite well, but still has to get more of his tail feathers before he can fly.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/Legs3.jpg)



Is this "Legs"? He is gorgeous!  So glad he's doing well!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 11-Sep-11, 08:42:28 pm
He doesn't have his new name, yet, but that is our Legs.  He will get his name when he takes his first public flights.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 11-Sep-11, 08:45:55 pm
Wow, can't wait for the name and your Tattoos!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 12-Sep-11, 09:42:29 pm
Here is the link to my wonderful photographer/tattoo artist friend.

http://redtailedink.com/_site/ (http://redtailedink.com/_site/)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 12-Sep-11, 11:12:22 pm
Here is the link to my wonderful photographer/tattoo artist friend.

http://redtailedink.com/_site/ (http://redtailedink.com/_site/)

Wow some neat Tattoos Bonnie.

Here's where I went for mine

http://shotsiestattoo.com/fig/index.php (http://shotsiestattoo.com/fig/index.php)  Scotty, AKA Flying Ace did mine. I will eventually get my Kaver Tattoo. Hmmm, maybe I'll go to yours!  :secret2:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 30-Sep-11, 10:03:47 am
And here is the picture of my tattoo of Libby and Hudson, Jersey City fledglings 2011:

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn291/talluto123/Peregrine%202011/tattoo004.jpg)

We are going to see Legs very soon.  He is making his first public appearance and we hope he will get his new name.  Anyone live near Wilmington, DE?  Going to Delaware Nature Society's Harvest Moon Festival Oct. 1 &2?

I may have to add a picture of Legs to my leg!!   :happy:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 30-Sep-11, 03:34:21 pm
 :2thumbsup: :wave:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 30-Sep-11, 03:40:26 pm
Nice Tats Bonnie! Did it hurt?   :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 30-Sep-11, 03:55:21 pm
He used a needle and stuck it into me.  Yes, it hurt.  But it was not that bad.  Lasted only for about 25 min or so.  I love my tattoo.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 30-Sep-11, 04:33:46 pm
OK, I know they hurt but in some places it hurts more. Mine on my hip hurt but not that much, the neck and ankles hurt much more I believe! OK, dumb question!!  :devil:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 30-Sep-11, 04:37:24 pm
Not that dumb of a question.  LOL  I forgot to add the smily.  After I got it I found out that ankles hurt the most. 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 02-Oct-11, 12:55:19 pm
Mike and I got to see Legs, our third bird from 101 Hudson.  Here is the link.

http://bonnietalluto.wordpress.com/ (http://bonnietalluto.wordpress.com/)



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 02-Oct-11, 12:59:37 pm
Mike and I got to see Legs, our third bird from 101 Hudson.  Here is the link.

http://bonnietalluto.wordpress.com/ (http://bonnietalluto.wordpress.com/)



Unbelievable story and what a great little falcon. I wish him the best. Thanks so much Bonnie, "Legs" is awesome.  :notworthy:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 02-Oct-11, 01:01:07 pm
Mike and I got to see Legs, our third bird from 101 Hudson.  Here is the link.

http://bonnietalluto.wordpress.com/ (http://bonnietalluto.wordpress.com/)



 :clap: Nice Bonnie! Legs is a very handsome lad! Thanks for sharing!!!  :wave:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 02-Oct-11, 02:41:48 pm
Good series, Bonnie! Thanks!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 02-Oct-11, 03:31:04 pm
Nice he's doing so well!  Thanks for all the great pics! One question though-what more does he have to do to "earn" his name?


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 02-Oct-11, 04:15:53 pm
I am not quite sure.  I can ask him.  But it has nothing to do with a negative behavior.  Phung Luu is all about positive rewards.  But he does withhold food until they do what he wants.  He does not starve the birds.  I saw that Legs was not behaving and he did not get food.  It is absolutely essential that the bird responds to the food reward or it would die if it ever got out into the wild.  At the demonstration the turkey vulture took off on its own.  If the bird had not been trained that the food was waiting with Phung Luu it would have gone off on migration and not been able to survive.  While we may not like the idea, it is survival for unreleasable birds.  And the turkey vulture and Legs are unreleasable because of physical or mental problems.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 14-Oct-11, 09:06:29 am
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/preytransfer11.htm (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/preytransfer11.htm)  A great food exchange between adult and juvie.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 14-Oct-11, 11:20:21 am
 :clap:  Awesome! Thanks for sharing!  ;D


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 14-Oct-11, 04:15:22 pm
That's from my buddy Mike.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 22-May-12, 09:04:30 am
Kids being fed right now.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 24-May-12, 01:23:08 pm
2 males, 1 female.  Star Ledger took video. This is from my friend Mike who was there


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 25-May-12, 01:35:19 pm
2 males, 1 female.  Star Ledger took video. This is from my friend Mike who was there

 :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 08-Jun-12, 06:29:34 am
  http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2012/06/love_and_falcons_are_in_the_ai.html (http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2012/06/love_and_falcons_are_in_the_ai.html) Video

Love and falcons are in the air.



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 11-Jun-12, 08:26:58 am
Not sure if we have a fledge or not.  Here are pictures from Sunday's falcon watch in Jersey City, New Jersey.

www.bonnietalluto.com (http://www.bonnietalluto.com)



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 15-Jun-12, 09:52:01 pm
We definitely have fledges. 10 Exchange reported a downed peregrine that later got up and flew back to 101 Hudson when folks tried to rescue it.  So glad the area is aware of the peregrines again this year.

Mike and I named them, Buzz, Frank and Jackie for local Jerseyites. 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 15-Jun-12, 10:00:10 pm
We definitely have fledges. 10 Exchange reported a downed peregrine that later got up and flew back to 101 Hudson when folks tried to rescue it.  So glad the area is aware of the peregrines again this year.

Mike and I named them, Buzz, Frank and Jackie for local Jerseyites. 

Good names!  May they all stay safe!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 15-Jun-12, 10:01:00 pm
We definitely have fledges. 10 Exchange reported a downed peregrine that later got up and flew back to 101 Hudson when folks tried to rescue it.  So glad the area is aware of the peregrines again this year.

Mike and I named them, Buzz, Frank and Jackie for local Jerseyites. 

Let them be safe! Thanks Bonnie.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 15-Jun-12, 10:15:51 pm
Fingers crossed for success!  ;)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 16-Jun-12, 09:25:44 pm
I was at the site today.  You can read about it at:

http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1059&start=380 (http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1059&start=380)

The short version is that we,  Mike and I, confirmed two fledglings one level below the scrape. We were there around 9-11.  Dad was on duty and flew off at one point then returned with brunch.  He proceeded to give flying lessons to the bird I believe is the female.  We could not get band IDs so who knows.  I posted that this group is timid.  Perhaps Athena was off training the more adventurous of the group which we have named Buzz for Buzz Aldrin who was born in Montclair quite close.  The other names are Frank for Sinatra from Hoboken and Jackie from Conserve Wildlife NJ, Woman of the year 2011.  But I call our lovely female is Miss Fluff.  She still has her down and it may never, ever go away.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 17-Jun-12, 05:54:50 pm
Mike and I witnessed the 200 mile an hour peregrine falcon coming right at us this morning.  No pics, couldn't focus fast enough.  Athena went into a stoop from the top of 101 Hudson and looked a bullet as she went 30 feet over our heads and caught a pigeon in the building next to us.  She circled directly overhead and of course landed and prepped.  Miss Fluff got some more food even though her crop was bulging from a earlier meal.  Saw only one fledgling today, but no news is good news.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7389373030_8ea8c733a4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7389373030/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-17-12-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7389373030/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7389373168_476bbf3200.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7389373168/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-17-12-4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7389373168/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5119/7389373750_bf824cc80d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7389373750/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-17-12-8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7389373750/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 17-Jun-12, 06:20:20 pm
Great pics, Bonnie-saw them on BCAW.  Know the Falcons need to feed and eat but that poor Pigeon.  :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-12, 08:04:04 pm
Nice pics Bonnie! Thanks!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 18-Jun-12, 07:53:55 am
Nice pics Bonnie!  :wave:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 19-Jun-12, 03:27:16 pm
We lost one on Friday. Trying to find out which one.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 19-Jun-12, 03:33:33 pm
 :'( Oh, so sorry Bonnie!  :pray:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 19-Jun-12, 04:30:46 pm
I'm so sorry, Bonnie.   :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 19-Jun-12, 05:17:42 pm
OMG, more tragedy?? Life and death happens, huh?  :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 22-Jun-12, 08:19:43 pm
 :D  Happy news to report.  We have two fledglings.  Mike and I were in JC this afternoon and we saw two active youngsters playing a rambunctious game of talon tag.  Our hearts stopped as they flew quite close to the windows on 10 Exchange Place.  I just hope they were practicing staying away from the windows.  10 Exchange is now their home base.  We left one fledgling perched and preening on the very tippy top of the spire.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 22-Jun-12, 08:24:26 pm
:D  Happy news to report.  We have two fledglings.  Mike and I were in JC this afternoon and we saw two active youngsters playing a rambunctious game of talon tag.  Our hearts stopped as they flew quite close to the windows on 10 Exchange Place.  I just hope they were practicing staying away from the windows.  10 Exchange is now their home base.  We left one fledgling perched and preening on the very tippy top of the spire.

Great news, Bonnie!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 22-Jun-12, 10:24:26 pm
Here are pictures for everyone on this forum.  The fledglings have two other fledglings to fly with.  And they know how to land.  The first picture dramatically points out the dangers of windows.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7423197476_4743d13f3f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7423197476/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-22-12-1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7423197476/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7423197370_c00292fca4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7423197370/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-22-12-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7423197370/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Jun-12, 10:28:28 pm
Fabulous! They are gorgeous!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 22-Jun-12, 10:57:15 pm
All is good in JC!! Thanks Bonnie, and YES about the windows!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 23-Jun-12, 12:24:36 am
Really super nice pics Bonnie!  :flash:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 23-Jun-12, 09:25:38 pm
More stuff up on my blog

www.bonnietalluto.com (http://www.bonnietalluto.com)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 26-Jun-12, 09:13:40 pm
Update here. It was the female who perished. We still have the two males who were pinioned to a ledge.  The parents brought in food at 8 am. One male did fly at about 9 am.   I'll post pictures shortly.  Only of the two males. 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Jun-12, 11:35:36 pm
Update here. It was the female who perished. We still have the two males who were pinioned to a ledge.  The parents brought in food at 8 am. One male did fly at about 9 am.   I'll post pictures shortly.  Only of the two males. 

Ahhh, so sorry!  :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 27-Jun-12, 06:26:55 am
 :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 27-Jun-12, 11:18:44 am
On a happy note, the two boys are doing great.  Here is one of my new favs:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7449900982_8d4b796eac.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449900982/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-26-12-5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449900982/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr

10 Exchange Place, Jersey City

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7263/7449900678_e08a0989f0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449900678/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-26-12-4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449900678/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr

15 Exchange

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7449900104_f3f5c2415c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449900104/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-26-12-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449900104/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr

MacPigeon Breakfast Meal

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/7449902718_a53659a9f6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449902718/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-26-12-11 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449902718/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7449953936_e00235ee8c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449953936/)
Jersey City Peregrines 6-26-12-15 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28553203@N07/7449953936/#) by brtalluto (http://www.flickr.com/people/28553203@N07/), on Flickr

And more on my blog:

www.bonnietalluto.com (http://www.bonnietalluto.com)



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carla on 27-Jun-12, 05:14:49 pm
Great Pictures Bonnie,especially the McPigeon!
Greetings Carla


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 27-Jun-12, 05:26:22 pm
Great pictures and I also love the one over the water!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 27-Jun-12, 05:28:02 pm
Thanks, Kris and Carla.  It is gorgeous in JC where we watch.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 28-Jun-12, 06:16:02 am
Nothing like a falcon flying over water. I always loved when the Juvies flew through the gorge! Thanks Bonnie, great pics. Glad the boys are doing well.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 01-Aug-12, 02:58:56 pm
We have a juvie in trouble.  Our contact at 10 Exchange investigated reports of a sick bird huddled at the entrance to the building.  It was one of our young guys.  People were walking within five feet of him and he wasn't moving.  He was easily captured with a towel, put into a box and hastily transported to the Raptor Trust.  We will let you know anything we can as soon as we can.  Fingers crossed.  He has been 'on the wing' since mid June.  Last week a kind soul from 101 Hudson saw a juvie perched on 15 Exchange for a very long time and he notified us.  The bird did fly away and we figured it had to be very hungry because it should be hunting on its own by now.  This could be the same bird.

Now I'm feeling sad because I could have gone down last Saturday when I got back from California.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 01-Aug-12, 03:04:31 pm
We have a juvie in trouble.  Our contact at 10 Exchange investigated reports of a sick bird huddled at the entrance to the building.  It was one of our young guys.  People were walking within five feet of him and he wasn't moving.  He was easily captured with a towel, put into a box and hastily transported to the Raptor Trust.  We will let you know anything we can as soon as we can.  Fingers crossed.  He has been 'on the wing' since mid June.  Last week a kind soul from 101 Hudson saw a juvie perched on 15 Exchange for a very long time and he notified us.  The bird did fly away and we figured it had to be very hungry because it should be hunting on its own by now.  This could be the same bird.

Now I'm feeling sad because I could have gone down last Saturday when I got back from California.

Oh I hope it's something that's easily treatable. 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: NoraH on 01-Aug-12, 03:13:26 pm
Bonnie, at that point if it was flying there probably wouldn't have been anything to do, unless you meant go down since then.  Hope he does ok!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 01-Aug-12, 04:01:54 pm
Ah, so sorry Bonnie. He's in good hands at the Trust!

http://theraptortrust.org/ (http://theraptortrust.org/)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 13-Aug-12, 09:59:56 am
Sad news to report.  The cause of death has been determined in our male who passed away at the Raptor Trust.  Even sadder is that a person at 101 Hudson saw the sick bird the week before, but we thought it was just begging for food which it apparently was.  I could have gone down when I got back from California, but I didn't.

From Nestbox News
August 13, 2012 - More Sad News
We are sorry to report that another of the Jersey City falcons died recently. The young male, band 17/AM, was found by our friend David Defino near the entrance to 10 Exchange Place, just across the street from 101 Hudson St. building. David retrieved the ailing bird and drove him to The Raptor Trust on August 1st, where he died shortly after.

A post-mortem was done by Dr. Erica Miller at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research in Newark, DE, and cause of death was probably aspergillosis, a respiratory infection that was probably worsened by stress and thin body condition. Additional testing should confirm this, as well as test for exposure to West Nile virus and contaminants.

This is a sad reminder that for young peregrine falcons, like all young raptors, survival to adulthood is filled with risks. About half do not make it through their first year. Happily, the survival rate after year one is usually well over 80%. An example of that side of the coin is the adult female who has called 101 Hudson St. home since (at least) 2005: we don't know her exact identity, but she is eleven years old at a minimum. Average age of breeding peregrines in NJ is eight years, with maximum age usually topping out at 16 to 17 years in the wild. This female continues to do well, maintaining her territory and raising young amidst the hazards of the city.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 13-Aug-12, 10:08:36 am

A post-mortem was done by Dr. Erica Miller at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research in Newark, DE, and cause of death was probably aspergillosis, a respiratory infection that was probably worsened by stress and thin body condition. Additional testing should confirm this, as well as test for exposure to West Nile virus and contaminants.

So sad. That's what Rhea Mae & Tiago's Kate died from last year. As I recall she came to ground once and health check seemed OK so she was released. The next time she came down it was finally apparent that she was ill.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 13-Aug-12, 10:14:00 am
Oh that is so sad. Poor baby. One week makes a difference! Sorry Bonnie.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 13-Aug-12, 10:33:07 am
Fly free little one.  :crying:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 13-Aug-12, 11:45:56 am
He was deceased in the morning after being brought to the Raptor Trust.  The necropsy just came back.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 13-Aug-12, 08:28:35 pm
 :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 26-Sep-12, 05:07:41 pm
Update on our unreleasable 2011 Jersey City guy.  He is doing well with Phung Luu and Jackie in the Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections programs.  ABCC now has a Facebook page.  He was also at

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467324926620832&set=a.219154184771242.61786.174793889207272&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467324926620832&set=a.219154184771242.61786.174793889207272&type=1&theater)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=356558561069143&set=a.356558541069145.86881.356381037753562&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=356558561069143&set=a.356558541069145.86881.356381037753562&type=1&theater)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 26-Sep-12, 05:49:09 pm
Update on our unreleasable 2011 Jersey City guy.  He is doing well with Phung Luu and Jackie in the Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections programs.  ABCC now has a Facebook page.  He was also at

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467324926620832&set=a.219154184771242.61786.174793889207272&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467324926620832&set=a.219154184771242.61786.174793889207272&type=1&theater)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=356558561069143&set=a.356558541069145.86881.356381037753562&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=356558561069143&set=a.356558541069145.86881.356381037753562&type=1&theater)

What name did Legs finally receive?  Great pics!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 26-Sep-12, 06:01:17 pm
Legs new name is Jack, in honor of My friend Mike's father and Jackie Kozlowski who works with Phung Luu.  I suggested it and they used it. Luu said he is not like any other peregrine they have worked with.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 26-Sep-12, 06:11:25 pm
Legs new name is Jack, in honor of My friend Mike's father and Jackie Kozlowski who works with Phung Luu.  I suggested it and they used it. Luu said he is not like any other peregrine they have worked with.

Great name!  So glad he's doing well!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Sep-12, 06:42:48 pm
He's in good hands. Thanks Bonnie!!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 26-Sep-12, 07:41:31 pm
 :clap:


Title: Jersey City and 55 Water Street
Post by: Bonnie on 11-Mar-13, 08:36:47 pm
Looks like there will be no web cams in either place this year way too expensive.  I'll be down checking things out shortly.


Title: Re: Jersey City and 55 Water Street
Post by: Kris G. on 11-Mar-13, 08:55:30 pm
Looks like there will be no web cams in either place this year way too expensive.  I'll be down checking things out shortly.

That's very sad to hear.


Title: Re: Jersey City and 55 Water Street
Post by: Donna on 11-Mar-13, 10:08:23 pm
They need a Roc the day too. Can't they do a fundraiser? How sad!


Title: Re: Jersey City and 55 Water Street
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 12-Mar-13, 07:36:49 am
Which makes me ever more grateful for the great people who volunteer their time and expertise here and the community support that keeps rfalconcam running.


Title: Re: Jersey City and 55 Water Street
Post by: Kris G. on 12-Mar-13, 09:18:32 am
Which makes me ever more grateful for the great people who volunteer their time and expertise here and the community support that keeps rfalconcam running.

For sure!  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 15-Mar-13, 10:27:55 am
I saw this on BCAW and Bonnie said I could post it!

Jersey City webcam-

Might have a ray of hope. Heard today that a compromise might've been reached, with DEP supporting the cam, and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ doing alot of fundraising in attempt to reimburse the cost. Afterward, it'll be up to CWF to get the cam running for 2014.


         :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 15-Mar-13, 11:18:49 am
I saw this on BCAW and Bonnie said I could post it!

Jersey City webcam-

Might have a ray of hope. Heard today that a compromise might've been reached, with DEP supporting the cam, and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ doing alot of fundraising in attempt to reimburse the cost. Afterward, it'll be up to CWF to get the cam running for 2014.


         :2thumbsup:

NICE!!!  :notworthy:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 15-Mar-13, 09:52:50 pm
I hope this will work out; I have followed this cam for a long time, and would like to see it continue.

This was posted on the site yesterday:

March 14, 2013 - Another Season Begins

Welcome to the 2013 edition of Nestbox News! Many visitors to NN have been following the Jersey City peregrines for many years - perhaps a decade or more! - and we are glad to have them back. And to new viewers we extend a warm welcome and hope you become a regular visitor to the peregrine webcam pages.

As far as the activity at 101 Hudson Street, we are assuming the 2013 nesting season is already under way. Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints we have not yet activated the cameras but hope to be streaming video and still images before egg laying begins later this month.

We are sure this will be another exciting year observing the peregrine falcons using the nestbox maintained by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program. The first nestbox was installed in 2001 and has fostered the successful fledging of young every year since (see About the Peregrine Project for a history of the project). Last year was a difficult year, with only one of three fledglings known to have survived through the summer after the hatching of three eggs from a clutch of five. (See the 2012 Nestbox News for details.)

We do want to remind the viewing public that funding for projects such as this remains hard to obtain - the Peregrine Project, like other projects conducted by the ENSP, is funded entirely by grants and donations. Please help this project continue by making a direct donation to the ENSP, or by "checking-off" for wildlife on your state income tax return. By becoming a partner in the work of ENSP you can proudly feel you are doing your part in protecting our endangered and threatened species.

We hope you enjoy following the Jersey City peregrines this season; it's sure to be as exciting as it has been in past years.


http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/jcp-2013nestnews.htm (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/jcp-2013nestnews.htm)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 05-Apr-13, 04:08:06 pm
Conserve NJ Wildlife is funding the cam for a short time.  Of course they need donations to continue.  In the meantime, JC has two eggs as of today.  Enjoy the cam

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/peregrinecam/jcp-still.htm (http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/peregrinecam/jcp-still.htm)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 14-May-13, 01:55:01 pm


They have a hatch!!  :2thumbsup:


We've got hatching at the peregrine nest in Jersey City! One chick hatched early this morning. Peregrines start incubating after they lay a full clutch of eggs so the other chicks will hatch shortly.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 14-May-13, 07:19:43 pm
 :thumbsup: :hatch1:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 14-May-13, 07:26:03 pm
We are hoping for more.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 17-May-13, 07:22:30 pm
Bad news, good news. Here is the post from NJ Fish and Wildlife. The end result was that they made the switch and Athena and Six accepted the new eyas immediately. We are awaiting info from Raptor Trust and dr. Erica Miller.

May 17, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - A Plan Is Formulated
We have been carefully watching the chick that hatched on Tuesday morning, and we've concluded that the hatchling is not well. It seems to suffer some of the same symptoms we saw in the third of three chicks hatched in 2011. That young one also failed to thrive and, despite heroic treatment that lasted for months, he eventually died. It seems that this nest is having more than its share of problems.

In the nest on Thursday, the chick was not sitting up, which is necessary for it to be fed. It had gotten fed each day, but on Thursday the chick seemed worse, spending most of its time lying down and even apparently stuck on its back. This is not normal for a chick that is two days old. The other three eggs have not hatched and we don't expect them to hatch at this point. The adults are still trying to incubate them, which is also distracting them from the chick.

We may be seeing the lower nest success that is characteristic of older peregrine falcons. While our female remains an excellent caregiver, her eggs have lower viability, and the chick may suffer from a genetic abnormality. The eggs could also be carrying accumulated toxins that are interfering with hatching and normal chick development.

In the interest of keeping this pair active at the nest site, we will be providing them with a foster chick this afternoon that we're transferring from a four-chick nest in Sea Isle City. Biologist Mick Valent will put the chick in and remove the eggs and the sick hatchling. He will deliver the hatchling to The Raptor Trust, where we hope to get a clue as to what is wrong. The eggs will be valuable samples for future analysis.

Fostering chicks into nests is a proven technique and we fully expect the Jersey City adults will quickly adopt the new nestling. By doing this, we will allow the birds to fulfill their nesting cycle, giving full attention to raising one chick. The donor nest also benefits, because the adults will have a little less work raising their three remaining chicks. At both sites, we raise the chances of ultimate survival for all the young.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 17-May-13, 07:46:23 pm
I haven't even looked at any nests since this DC thing happened. I'm so sorry about this little one. Tragic for sure. Glad they are getting an adoptee! Thanks bonnie. Seems there are a few convulsing eyases out there this year. What's up with that?  :crying:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 17-May-13, 07:49:30 pm
Oh look at this little one! Breaks my heart to see.  :crying:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 17-May-13, 07:56:11 pm
That's the new eyas. Athena has been covering it.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 17-May-13, 08:39:52 pm
So sorry about the hatchling-tough to watch.  Hoping that all works out with the fostering!  Keep us posted!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 17-May-13, 10:30:18 pm
I hope The Raptor Trust will be able to help the sick little chick. He/she looked very bad last night:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1613a_zps193d824c.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1613a_zps193d824c.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1614a_zps594790aa.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1614a_zps594790aa.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1616a_zpsee2f00cf.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1616a_zpsee2f00cf.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1625a_zps0622f64c.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1625a_zps0622f64c.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1629a_zps16adbe57.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1629a_zps16adbe57.jpg.html)

I am very glad that an attempt is being made to help this little one, and also that Athena and Six have been given a foster chick. Athena was brooding the chick off and on during the day, and the last pic I saw from this evening showed her back in the nest brooding the chick.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 18-May-13, 08:26:01 am
Athena looks very content this morning with the new chick under her breast.  Waiting to hear about the first chick and eggs.

From Nestbox News
May 17, 2013, 2:40 p.m. - Mission Accomplished!
Biologist Mick Valent, along with Mackenzie Hall of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, successfully removed the ailing chick and infertile eggs and placed the Sea Isle City chick in the nestbox. Moments ago an adult entered the box (see photo to right) and briefly brooded the chick. This behavior is what we had hoped to see - a quick "adoption" of the new chick, though it is impossible to tell just what the Jersey City peregrines perceive or "think" about the past half hour.

The chick is now en route to The Raptor Trust for examination and care. We'll update this page later tonight or tomorrow morning, but viewers will know about as much as we do for now.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 18-May-13, 05:02:15 pm
No updates have been posted so far on Nestbox News.

Athena has continued to brood the new little chick:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay186a_zpsa87c27b6.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay186a_zpsa87c27b6.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay188a_zps63a8c2b1.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay188a_zps63a8c2b1.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1810a_zps3ddef0fb.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1810a_zps3ddef0fb.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1811a_zps4d63546e.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1811a_zps4d63546e.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 18-May-13, 05:10:24 pm
(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1812a_zps57cdfe9a.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1812a_zps57cdfe9a.jpg.html)

Food was brought in and the little chick was fed:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1817a_zps0cdb8408.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1817a_zps0cdb8408.jpg.html)

Looks as if he/she has a nice full crop:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/May%202013/njmay1821a_zps445de4a1.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/May%202013/njmay1821a_zps445de4a1.jpg.html)

I hope to hear good news of the little chick who is ill.



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 18-May-13, 05:25:20 pm
Looks like both adults brought prey.  The new eyas has a bulging crop. See Allison's photo.

Updates are coming on Sunday.



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 18-May-13, 07:43:49 pm
That is so sweet that they've accepted it and are taking such good care of the little one.  Good decision!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 20-May-13, 08:48:10 pm
That is so sweet that they've accepted it and are taking such good care of the little one.  Good decision!
I agree completely.

A new update on the site today:

May 20, 2013 - Morning Update

Staff, along with division volunteers and dedicated falcon observers Mike Girone and Bonnie Talluto, have been closely monitoring the webcam since the chick swap on Friday afternoon. While the chick transported to The Raptor Trust did not appear healthy, the Sea Isle City chick is behaving normally, feeding well and most importantly, has been accepted by the adults. Both adults are staying close to the nestbox, brooding the chick during the cool damp weekend and providing plenty of food. We're waiting for an update on the condition of the original chick, but it does appear to have some serious issues.

Hopefully the drama of the past week is behind us as we watch the new chick grow. We'll determine its sex the first week of June when biologists return to Jersey City to examine and band it. Meanwhile, we'll keep watching.


I am still hoping that The Raptor Trust will be able to help the little sick one.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 20-May-13, 08:58:46 pm
This is great news and sad news, poor little one. Go Bonnie, glad your helping out.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 20-May-13, 09:14:02 pm
Should find out about the nestling soon, but poor nutrition early on is terrible.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 20-May-13, 11:03:55 pm
I was just reading a post by Bonnie on BCAW that "Legs" from 2011 passed away last yr. He was the Pefa that had splayed legs, was never releasable and became an educational bird.  Sad to hear this.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 24-May-13, 04:51:44 pm
I was just reading a post by Bonnie on BCAW that "Legs" from 2011 passed away last yr. He was the Pefa that had splayed legs, was never releasable and became an educational bird.  Sad to hear this.
It is very sad that "Legs" had a short life. Poor little guy - he was a fighter, and tried his very best to survive.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 24-May-13, 04:55:43 pm
Today's update from the site:

May 24, 2013 - Feeding and Growing

As we head into the Memorial Day Weekend things are going well in Jersey City.

The foster chick from the Sea Isle City nest is thriving as the sole focus of the adults' attention and care. Unlike the lone hatchling from the pair's clutch of four eggs, this chick is feeding enthusiastically, moving about and behaving normally.

Sadly, despite the efforts of staff at The Raptor Trust, the Jersey City chick was humanely euthanized due to its abnormalities, both physical and behavioral. We hope to determine its exact problem(s) post mortem.

Adult and new chick Unhealthy offspring and other obstacles to healthy populations of wildlife occur in nature - it's part of the scheme of things. With endangered wildlife, such as our New Jersey peregrines, biologists may intervene when possible in the interest of helping a species recover. Fortunately, circumstances allowed us to perform last week's "chick swap" to keep the Jersey City pair active and likely benefiting the Sea Isle pair with one less mouth to feed.

During the first week of June biologist will return to Jersey City for the annual chick banding - see the 2009 banding PDF (800kb) or PowerPoint version (18.5mb) for an overview of the procedure. We'll report back then, and sooner if anything noteworthy occurs. Meantime, assume no news is good news - and enjoy your peregrine viewing!


I have been watching the cam, and Athena and Six have been doing a great job of caring for their foster chick, who is being very well fed.

I am so sorry that the people at The Raptor Trust were not able to save the sick little one, but I do appreciate that they made the attempt.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 24-May-13, 05:03:13 pm
So sad for the little one at Raptor Trust. I have been there, they are great people. Glad the replacement chick is doing well. Glad the parents have 1 to raise as their own! Thanks Alison.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 05-Jun-13, 04:00:05 pm
Got to attend the banding of the eyas this morning.  Enjoy!  NJ Fish&Wildlife and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ desperately need a new cam here.  Donations are greatly appreciated.  Sorry, I don't mean to take money away from Rochester, however.

http://www.bonnietalluto.com (http://www.bonnietalluto.com)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 05-Jun-13, 05:53:14 pm
Great pics, Bonnie, and love the name-he's so cute! I'm glad that everything worked out well for all.  Athena and Six did a great job fostering this little one! Kudos to all!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 05-Jun-13, 06:38:34 pm
The Boss is adorable! Fabulous pics as always Bonnie!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 05-Jun-13, 08:01:11 pm
 :heart: "The Boss", very cute name and great report Bonnie!!  :wave:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 14-Jun-13, 09:53:55 pm
Big news to report.  The female we named Athena has been 99 percent verified as being 18 years old.  My friend Mike got enough band numbers to put with the other numbers we have to get enough of the band to get her banding place and year. 

She was hacked outside Maiden Creek, PA in 1995.  She has been in Jersey City since 2001 or so.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 14-Jun-13, 10:51:35 pm
Big news to report.  The female we named Athena has been 99 percent verified as being 18 years old.  My friend Mike got enough band numbers to put with the other numbers we have to get enough of the band to get her banding place and year. 

She was hacked outside Maiden Creek, PA in 1995.  She has been in Jersey City since 2001 or so.

So Athena wasn't her banding name? Was she hatched in PA? So it took all these years to get the band numbers? Wow-18! She's quite old then but still a great mom!  She's done a wonderful job fostering this year!  Was Six her mate's real name or did you name him too?  How old is he? Lots of questions!  :hyper:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 14-Jun-13, 10:59:30 pm
Big news to report.  The female we named Athena has been 99 percent verified as being 18 years old.  My friend Mike got enough band numbers to put with the other numbers we have to get enough of the band to get her banding place and year. 

She was hacked outside Maiden Creek, PA in 1995.  She has been in Jersey City since 2001 or so.

Oh my 18?? She's living a great life. Thanks for the info Bonnie!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 14-Jun-13, 11:23:16 pm
A good long life for a peregrine!  ;D


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 26-Jun-13, 11:45:55 am
Thanks for all the nice comments.  I was down in JC again on Sunday and Tuesday and saw The Boss and the two adults.

www.bonnietalluto.com (http://www.bonnietalluto.com)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Jun-13, 03:23:47 pm
Thanks for all the nice comments.  I was down in JC again on Sunday and Tuesday and saw The Boss and the two adults.

www.bonnietalluto.com (http://www.bonnietalluto.com)

Great pics Bonnie, glad the "Boss" is doing well! Thanks


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 26-Jun-13, 05:52:15 pm
Great pics as usual Bonnie! The Boss is very handsome!!  :wave:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 01-Apr-14, 08:35:37 am
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/ (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/)  Jersey City is LIVE now!


(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/4-1JC_zpsb9f6ba27.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/4-1JC_zpsb9f6ba27.jpg.html) Male in nest just before he came out and mated with her!
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/4-1JCmate_zps4eea6e3d.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/4-1JCmate_zps4eea6e3d.jpg.html)

The adult female has remained an elusive one… She has been nesting in Jersey City since 2004. She is only banded with a silver federal USGS band. No one knows her true identity since her band has been unreadable with binocs or cameras. However, this summer, on the day of banding, volunteer/nest observer Mike Girone managed to get a couple photos of her leg band. Some numbers were visible and have indicated that she might be an 18 year-old female that was hacked near Maiden Creek, PA in 1995 but we’re still investigating… As Kathy Clark reveals, “That age makes sense in terms of how long she’s been in Jersey City, the large egg clutch, the failure of eggs to hatch and the damaged chicks we’ve seen the past few years. However, a missing color band makes a positive ID at this point impossible. ” It seems we might never know who and where she is from…

The adult male (also called a tiercel) was banded ten years ago as a nestling at Riverside Church in New York. We know this because before he fledged, he was banded by NY DEP scientist, Chris Nadareski with a federal USGS band (black) and a bi-color auxiliary band (black/green {*2/*6}). Shortly after he was banded he was re-sighted on a building in Edgewater on July 4, 2003. He was an immature bird when he landed on the building and was photographed and reported to zoologist Kathy Clark with the Endangered and Nongame Species Program. He's been nesting at the Jersey City eyrie since 2006


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 02-Apr-14, 06:05:00 am
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 02-Apr-14, 07:08:22 am
With her past history and age, I wonder what her reproduction capabilities will be this year. I'm finding that there are many Peregrines that I wasn't aware of their advanced ages-SW, Hera, Dorothy, Athena.  :notworthy:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 02-Apr-14, 07:14:58 am
With her past history and age, I wonder what her reproduction capabilities will be this year. I'm finding that there are many Peregrines that I wasn't aware of their advanced ages-SW, Hera, Dorothy, Athena.  :notworthy:

Things didn't go so well last year! Very hard to watch!  :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 15-Apr-14, 08:13:44 am
No eggs yet in JC!! :(

Some of you may be following along with the action at the Jersey City Falcom Cam. Or, more correctly, the lack of said “action”. As a part-time, amateur, volunteer cam operator I’ve been on pins-n-needles hoping to get that one big shot: the egg shot. But Beatrice, the Grande Matriarch of the Jersey City Falcon Cam is late. So much so, the Internet is abuzz with rumor that she might be infertile. While her true identity is still unknown after 14 years of not being able to read all of the numbers on her banded leg, it is pretty certain she is a Pennsylvania Princess and a ripe 19 years of age. After 14 seasons of laying eggs on camera, could she finally be done?

by Jim Verhagen

*They MAY give her an egg to hatch from another nest, or hatchling!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 15-Apr-14, 11:02:25 am
 :wow: She certainly has done her part and deserves to relax in her old age.  :yes:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 15-Apr-14, 11:14:28 am
:wow: She certainly has done her part and deserves to relax in her old age.  :yes:

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 15-Apr-14, 11:32:45 am
:wow: She certainly has done her part and deserves to relax in her old age.  :yes:

Yes she has!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Caitie on 15-Apr-14, 08:54:49 pm
 :crying: Unforgiving windy and rainy night atop the building in JC just feet from the Hudson River. The female was just sitting in the scrape and then moved to the back corner of the nestbox to escape the wind. I hope tonight she lays her first egg though shes 18 years old Im cheering her on. The sound of the wind and the dropping temps tonight.. eeep!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 15-Apr-14, 11:27:11 pm
http://exit63.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/eggspecting-the-uneggspected/ (http://exit63.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/eggspecting-the-uneggspected/)
 

Sunbathing peregrines!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 23-Apr-14, 07:17:06 pm
Tune in to the live feed right now.  They put an egg into the box and Athena and Six/Beatrice and Dante, are checking it out.  She almost sat on it.  Right now she is on the edge of the box.

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/ (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 23-Apr-14, 07:55:14 pm
Tune in to the live feed right now.  They put an egg into the box and Athena and Six/Beatrice and Dante, are checking it out.  She almost sat on it.  Right now she is on the edge of the box.

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/ (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/)

I so hope it works out for all...will be watching!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 23-Apr-14, 07:59:44 pm
Tune in to the live feed right now.  They put an egg into the box and Athena and Six/Beatrice and Dante, are checking it out.  She almost sat on it.  Right now she is on the edge of the box.

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/ (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/)

I so hope it works out for all...will be watching!

 :ditto:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 23-Apr-14, 08:05:05 pm
I saw the earlier video and Six was accepting of the egg and now someone is standing guard over it - can't tell who yet  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 23-Apr-14, 09:13:10 pm
Cold tonight and the egg stands alone...no Falcon in sight.  :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 24-Apr-14, 06:05:53 am
I was all excited when I read this but this morning, the egg is still unattended! Is she expecting more? Wonder how many days old the egg is, was it close to hatch? Feel bad.

April 23: Faithful nest watchers have tuned in for weeks, now, anxious to see the first egg in the nest. Unfortunately, that first egg hasn't come, perhaps due to our falcon being just a little older than most. Today we provided them with an egg that we hope they will adopt and incubate as their own. If they do not incubate, then we know we cannot foster a nestling into the nest. This pair has a strong pair bond, and they are proven good parents, so we hold out great hope for them. Stay tuned! -Kathy Clark, ENSP


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 24-Apr-14, 06:11:20 am
She was there near the egg at 5:30 am when I woke up.  I am not sure what they're doing but I expect it's a dummy egg ? - then if they accept the egg, they can put in a chick.  They did that in Warsaw, Poland and the tiercel there has accepted the baby and is raising him.  The female, sadly doesn't seem interested. but the male is doing a great job.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 24-Apr-14, 06:23:37 am
Thanks Carly! She was just there looking at it.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 24-Apr-14, 06:34:45 am
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/4-24JCmom2_zps9aad5c65.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/4-24JCmom2_zps9aad5c65.jpg.html)(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/4-24JCmom_zpsa547b81b.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/4-24JCmom_zpsa547b81b.jpg.html) I think she likes it!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 24-Apr-14, 07:32:49 am
 :wub: :wub:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 26-Apr-14, 11:43:08 am
They just finished putting two more eggs in for this pair.  Athena has arrived and is sitting outside on the perch looking in and then around.  Likely puzzled as to where those eggs came from as she doesn't remember laying them  :lol:  Hopefully they will accept these new ones too.  Very exciting, talons crossed.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 26-Apr-14, 12:32:35 pm
Woohooo!  She's accepted the eggs and is on them right now!!  After a half hour, Six came in and he checked out the eggs, stood guard awhile and then left.  Hopefully they come back.  :paperbag:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-14, 01:25:43 pm
http://exit63.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/easter-egg-drop-in-jersey-city-highlight-reel/ (http://exit63.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/easter-egg-drop-in-jersey-city-highlight-reel/)  So fun to watch their expressions after they placed the egg in the nest on Easter! Video here


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-14, 02:42:45 pm
She's on them!!   :heart:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 26-Apr-14, 05:45:41 pm
You are not going to believe it but they are brown chicken eggs!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-14, 05:55:41 pm
You are not going to believe it but they are brown chicken eggs!!

All but 1 right? The 2 looked way different from the 1 real falcon egg!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 26-Apr-14, 06:07:45 pm
You are not going to believe it but they are brown chicken eggs!!

All but 1 right? The 2 looked way different from the 1 real falcon egg!

Yes egg 1 is a falcon egg.  They had to put in 2 other eggs to get them to incubate.  


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-14, 07:08:59 pm
She's on and off on and off.....hmmmm!! Not incubating yet! Trying!! :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 26-Apr-14, 07:52:31 pm
She's on and off on and off.....hmmmm!! Not incubating yet! Trying!! :2thumbsup:

I noticed that too...maybe she knows the other 2 are brown chicken eggs?   :laugh:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 26-Apr-14, 08:01:38 pm
Maybe it's like S2 was - her hormones have to turn first.  Remember when S2 took over for Ma?  And ates all the kids food and stuff and then one day, it clicked and suddenly she started caring for the babies.  Froona used to say it's all to do with the hormones and which stage she's at.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-14, 08:07:20 pm
Maybe it's like S2 was - her hormones have to turn first.  Remember when S2 took over for Ma?  And ates all the kids food and stuff and then one day, it clicked and suddenly she started caring for the babies.  Froona used to say it's all to do with the hormones and which stage she's at.

I remember that like it was yesterday Carly! So horrible to watch then.....  :wub: :heart:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 26-Apr-14, 08:26:26 pm
She's back on the eggs now, hopefully for the night!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 27-Apr-14, 04:20:31 pm
She was on the eggs this morning.  And she is on now.  This is another soap opera.  Whose child is that?


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 29-Apr-14, 03:03:36 pm
This weekend the falcon pair nesting atop 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City received two additional donor eggs from Zoologist Kathy Clark, with the Endangered and Nongame Species Program. This time they were brown chicken eggs. After placing the one egg in the nest last week we learned from the experts at The Peregrine Fund that the pair needed a full clutch to begin incubating.
The pair have been incubating ever since! Now we can make plans to foster 1-2 nestlings into the nest in several weeks. Most likely we'll look to collect young from a bridge nest site where the fledging rates are low (many young fall onto roadways or into open water and do not survive). This will give them a better chance of fledging.

   From fb


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-Apr-14, 03:12:11 pm
This weekend the falcon pair nesting atop 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City received two additional donor eggs from Zoologist Kathy Clark, with the Endangered and Nongame Species Program. This time they were brown chicken eggs. After placing the one egg in the nest last week we learned from the experts at The Peregrine Fund that the pair needed a full clutch to begin incubating.
The pair have been incubating ever since! Now we can make plans to foster 1-2 nestlings into the nest in several weeks. Most likely we'll look to collect young from a bridge nest site where the fledging rates are low (many young fall onto roadways or into open water and do not survive). This will give them a better chance of fledging.

   From fb

So...the peregrine egg...I'm guessing it isn't a viable egg?


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 29-Apr-14, 03:23:20 pm
Probably none of the eggs are viable.  They just want to get the parent hormones flowing so they can give them a hatchling or two.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-Apr-14, 03:43:40 pm
Probably none of the eggs are viable.  They just want to get the parent hormones flowing so they can give them a hatchling or two.

That was my thought, but there had been some chatter about the peregrine egg hatching at some point so I was a bit confused.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 29-Apr-14, 04:43:09 pm
I think it's wonderful that they are doing this  :wub:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 29-Apr-14, 06:21:26 pm
I think it's wonderful that they are doing this  :wub:

I do too...wish they would try this with Dorothy.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 29-Apr-14, 07:01:26 pm
They are great parents, but maybe it is time for Athena/Beatrice to rest and enjoy retirement.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 29-Apr-14, 08:54:23 pm
They are great parents, but maybe it is time for Athena/Beatrice to rest and enjoy retirement.

 :yes:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bird Crazy on 30-Apr-14, 06:55:50 am
They are great parents, but maybe it is time for Athena/Beatrice to rest and enjoy retirement.
I think the instinct is to raise and nurture young, this will give her a chance to do this again. I know Beauty was not happy the year hers did not hatch.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 30-Apr-14, 08:18:26 am
Yes, their instinct is to produce young.  I was very surprised to see her back at the scrape this year.  I thought a young one would kick her out.  She is a very tough bird.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 21-May-14, 05:05:13 pm
Athena and Six got a baby today!  Estimated to be around 9-10 days old.  Links to Mike's photos posted over at BCAW.





Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 21-May-14, 05:28:42 pm
That's so cool?? I'm happy for them!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 21-May-14, 05:47:13 pm
Athena and Six got a baby today!  Estimated to be around 9-10 days old.  Links to Mike's photos posted over at BCAW.





How sweet!  Hope it works out!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 21-May-14, 06:52:05 pm
They are already feeding it. They are awesome parents.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 21-May-14, 07:43:24 pm
Fabulous news!  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 28-May-14, 07:01:14 pm
May 28: We were dead on with the aging of the nestling (9-10 days old) when we fostered it into the nest last Wednesday! Today the nestling is 16 days old, and its primary coverts (flight feathers) are just starting to come out of the sheath. You can see the dark feather tip (circled) in the above photo. I believe it's a female. From looking at photos of her with her siblings, she looks bigger than her former nestmates. Female raptors are larger than males, and with falcons, they all hatch around the same time, so aging them is much easier since they're all the same age.
At this age her feathers are really starting to develop. Her tail feathers have emerged and her down is looking even more fluffy. By 20 days her downy feathers will be very heavy and her contour or body feathers will become visible on her wing margins and tail. She is now four times her birth weight and is moving all around the nest. It really is amazing to watch how fast they grow! -Ben



  fresh catch for the young eyas! :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 28-May-14, 07:19:24 pm
May 28: We were dead on with the aging of the nestling (9-10 days old) when we fostered it into the nest last Wednesday! Today the nestling is 16 days old, and its primary coverts (flight feathers) are just starting to come out of the sheath. You can see the dark feather tip (circled) in the above photo. I believe it's a female. From looking at photos of her with her siblings, she looks bigger than her former nestmates. Female raptors are larger than males, and with falcons, they all hatch around the same time, so aging them is much easier since they're all the same age.
At this age her feathers are really starting to develop. Her tail feathers have emerged and her down is looking even more fluffy. By 20 days her downy feathers will be very heavy and her contour or body feathers will become visible on her wing margins and tail. She is now four times her birth weight and is moving all around the nest. It really is amazing to watch how fast they grow! -Ben



  fresh catch for the young eyas! :(

So happy this worked out!   :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 28-May-14, 07:30:42 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/5-28JC_zpseb69e0d2.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/5-28JC_zpseb69e0d2.jpg.html) It's all good in Jersey City!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 28-May-14, 07:37:12 pm
Have they posted where the eyas came from?


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 28-May-14, 09:04:42 pm
Have they posted where the eyas came from?

They said a coastal nest site in Ocean Gate, NJ that had 3 eyases, including this one.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 03-Jun-14, 07:48:24 am
Today we'll be visiting the falcon nest at 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City to band the 23 day old nestling.



http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/ (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/) cam

June 3: Banding day is here!! Today the young eyas (young falcon) is 23 days old. Ben Wurst will be visiting the nest for the last time this year to tag the bird for future tracking. The bird will be banded with two bands, a black USGS band and a bicolor alpha-numeric band that can be used to identify the individual bird using a spotting scope or a high powered telephoto lens. The bird will be sexed and examined to assess its health. Ben will be arriving at 9:30am to the building and will meet with guests and make their way up to the roof floor. The nestling will be brought inside for the banding. This will help keep the adults more calm. We'll be capturing video of the banding to share with you all once we're done.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 03-Jun-14, 08:20:31 am
I wasn't invited this year!   :(  I'll be watching the web site cam.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 03-Jun-14, 09:45:10 am
I wasn't invited this year!   :(  I'll be watching the web site cam.

 Most of us have never been invited to a banding here either so join the crowd! So glad that this worked out for Athena, Six and their 'baby'!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 03-Jun-14, 10:23:21 am
Now that was quick!  Chick is back and Athena is back.  Didn't seem like very much trauma at all.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 03-Jun-14, 12:44:35 pm
From Conserve Wildlife NJ Facebook page:

The 23 day old peregrine falcon nestling at the Jersey City was successfully banded this morning! She wears a black USGS band and a state bi-color band with an alpha-numeric code: 79/AN.

She now explores the whole nestbox and has very keen eyesight. Anything that moves will attract her attention.

We apologize to anyone who has had issues watching the stream on our website during the banding. We took her inside to band, so you didn't miss too much on the cam. We got video during the banding process that we'll share later on today.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 03-Jun-14, 12:53:05 pm
No name? Glad she is doing so well!

She has BBF, is she a relative???


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 03-Jun-14, 01:10:29 pm
I just asked if Conserve Wildlife is going to name her.  If not, Mike and I name them, but the names are not official.  Someone named them Beatrice and Dante, but we still call them Athena and Six.  Although, Athena has been rather peaceful the last two years.  Dante remains laid back much like how you would feel if you drank a six pack of beer.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 03-Jun-14, 01:16:06 pm
I just asked if Conserve Wildlife is going to name her.  If not, Mike and I name them, but the names are not official.  Someone named them Beatrice and Dante, but we still call them Athena and Six.  Although, Athena has been rather peaceful the last two years.  Dante remains laid back much like how you would feel if you drank a six pack of beer.

           :laugh:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-14, 02:21:43 pm
No name? Glad she is doing so well!

She has BBF, is she a relative???

Well, Madame X was hatched in Wilkes-Barre PA...


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 18-Jun-14, 10:31:06 pm
Saw on BCAW..really cute!


http://exit63.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-thirsty-games/ (http://exit63.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-thirsty-games/)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 19-Jun-14, 05:46:17 am
That was awesome! She looks great, a well cared for adoptee!!  :heart:  I hope all goes great with her 1st flight!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 19-Jun-14, 09:09:48 am
That was awesome! She looks great, a well cared for adoptee!!  :heart:  I hope all goes great with her 1st flight!

I love her name, Ivy, too!  Wonder who named her?


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: patsy6 on 19-Jun-14, 10:01:28 am
No name? Glad she is doing so well!

She has BBF, is she a relative???

Well, Madame X was hatched in Wilkes-Barre PA...
Well, she may be cousin Ivy, then.  :)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: patsy6 on 19-Jun-14, 10:05:34 am
No name? Glad she is doing so well!

She has BBF, is she a relative???

Well, Madame X was hatched in Wilkes-Barre PA...
Well, she may be cousin Ivy, then.  :)
Her feet look like they're turning yellow now.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 19-Jun-14, 01:50:28 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/6-19Ivy_zps51aa7c9f.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/6-19Ivy_zps51aa7c9f.jpg.html) Screenshot of Ivy on the ledge.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/6-19Ivy2_zps68e61074.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/6-19Ivy2_zps68e61074.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 19-Jun-14, 02:31:52 pm
Wow-she's dark!  ;D


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 19-Jun-14, 03:03:40 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/6-19Ivycurious_zps107a5b60.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/6-19Ivycurious_zps107a5b60.jpg.html) She's been playing out in the rain and curious about the drain!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-14, 03:58:55 pm
Saw this on fb:



Volunteer Bonnie Talluto sent us this photo and an update that 79/AN has moved from the north ledge to the west ledge at 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City. Right now she is out of view from the Falcon Cam.

Thanks Bonnie!!  :handshake:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 21-Jun-14, 06:11:13 pm
Saw this on fb:



Volunteer Bonnie Talluto sent us this photo and an update that 79/AN has moved from the north ledge to the west ledge at 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City. Right now she is out of view from the Falcon Cam.

Thanks Bonnie!!  :handshake:

 :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City/Shady Lady
Post by: Bonnie on 21-Jun-14, 06:43:18 pm
All by myself,
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore

That's how I felt on fledge watch today.  Thank goodness our girl has her parents quite close. She still has a bit down on her head, but she will be flying very soon.  The important buildings have been alerted that she will be flying soon.

She was very content in the shade and wind today.


Title: Re: Jersey City/Shady Lady
Post by: Kris G. on 21-Jun-14, 07:25:20 pm
All by myself,
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore

That's how I felt on fledge watch today.  Thank goodness our girl has her parents quite close. She still has a bit down on her head, but she will be flying very soon.  The important buildings have been alerted that she will be flying soon.

She was very content in the shade and wind today.


I see they call her Ivy...did you name her?  She's done so well with Athena and Six...hope she continues to be safe through fledging and after!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 21-Jun-14, 07:56:14 pm
We named her Kat. Jim Verhagen named her Ivy. So I call her Ivy Kat.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 21-Jun-14, 08:04:59 pm
We named her Kat. Jim Verhagen named her Ivy. So I call her Ivy Kat.

Works for me!  She's beautiful!   :heart:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-14, 08:47:55 pm


Falcon Cam update: 79/AN (Ivy Kat),  is back on the north ledge at 101 Hudson St. Currently she is picking on some prey remains. Practicing her feather plucking skills!   :clap:

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Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 22-Jun-14, 05:34:33 am
 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 23-Jun-14, 03:02:54 pm
Our Shady Lady is resisting attempts to get her to fly.  The parents want her to fly very much.  They made passes in front of her and above her this morning.  She flapped and flapped.  I thought for sure she would fledge when I left Jersey City.  Been watching her on the cam and she sure is noisy.  She is definitely finding the shade.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 23-Jun-14, 05:19:06 pm
And I missed it:

From Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey Facebook page:

79/AN (also known as Ivy) fledged today from 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City at 3:34pm!! Kathy Clark, ENSP watched her lean forward and take her first flight via the Falcon Cam. She was followed by one of the adults as she left the safety of the ledge. Hopefully we'll see her visit the nestbox on the roof sometime soon!

www.conservewildlifenj.org/falconcam (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/falconcam)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-14, 07:57:40 pm
I can hear her on cam, just can't see her. Cam is panning!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 23-Jun-14, 08:08:30 pm
If you can hear, that's terrific news. Thank you.  She is probably on one of the lower terraces.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-14, 06:48:38 am
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/6-24IVY_zps654e03ac.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/6-24IVY_zps654e03ac.jpg.html) Just checking the cam and there she is with mom back on the roof!  :thumbsup: Stay safe girl!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 25-Jun-14, 07:53:31 am
She has really not ventured far at all.  I consider her 'half-fledged.'  She has only been on the scrape level wherever there is shade.  I haven't seen a strong flight off the building yet. 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-14, 10:11:27 am
She has really not ventured far at all.  I consider her 'half-fledged.'  She has only been on the scrape level wherever there is shade.  I haven't seen a strong flight off the building yet. 

Oh! Hmm! Thanks


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 25-Jun-14, 04:19:27 pm
Ivy, The Shady Lady, fledged for real this morning.  She took a nice flight around the top of the building.  One adult was right beside her.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 25-Jun-14, 04:31:22 pm
Ivy, The Shady Lady, fledged for real this morning.  She took a nice flight around the top of the building.  One adult was right beside her.

                    :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-14, 06:19:12 pm
Ivy, The Shady Lady, fledged for real this morning.  She took a nice flight around the top of the building.  One adult was right beside her.

Yay for real this time!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 25-Jun-14, 08:22:42 pm
 :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 30-Jun-14, 09:43:56 pm
Here are pictures from Friday, June 27. Our girl is doing extremely well.

http://bonnietalluto.com/2014/06/27/jersey-city-falcon-ivy-the-shady-lady/ (http://bonnietalluto.com/2014/06/27/jersey-city-falcon-ivy-the-shady-lady/)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 30-Jun-14, 09:51:36 pm
Here are pictures from Friday, June 27. Our girl is doing extremely well.

http://bonnietalluto.com/2014/06/27/jersey-city-falcon-ivy-the-shady-lady/ (http://bonnietalluto.com/2014/06/27/jersey-city-falcon-ivy-the-shady-lady/)

 :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 30-Jun-14, 09:58:27 pm
Here are pictures from Friday, June 27. Our girl is doing extremely well.

http://bonnietalluto.com/2014/06/27/jersey-city-falcon-ivy-the-shady-lady/ (http://bonnietalluto.com/2014/06/27/jersey-city-falcon-ivy-the-shady-lady/)

So glad to hear that she's doing well! Athena and Six did a great job fostering this baby..kudos to all who made this happen! Great pics!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 01-Jul-14, 06:12:54 am
Great pics Bonnie, thanks. She looks lovely!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 18-Mar-15, 06:30:27 pm
The cams have been active for a little while, and there is a new female at the Jersey City nest. She is banded black/green 41/AX.

Image from the site:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202015/nj-march-18-1a-bands_zpsdklcxhoj.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202015/nj-march-18-1a-bands_zpsdklcxhoj.jpg.html)

So it would seem that Athena, the great matriarch at this nest, has at least been displaced.  :(

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/ (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 18-Mar-15, 06:44:54 pm
Very sad, very sad. Athena is 20 years old, I believe!!

Oh boy!!  :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 18-Mar-15, 06:52:41 pm
Not sad. Totally expected. Can't wait to see who the male is.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 18-Mar-15, 06:57:01 pm
It will be interesting to find out who she is.

The */AX series sounded familiar...CT Buffalo 2012 & 2013

Wagner   73/AW B/G
Alfreda   73/AX B/G
Virginia   76/AX B/G
Billy           77/AX B/G

Not that she's necessarily from Buffalo, but more likely a New York hatch.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 18-Mar-15, 06:58:08 pm
Athena had a great life and not untroubled but productive life in jersey city.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 18-Mar-15, 06:59:43 pm
Yes. Riverside Church or Water street would be more likely.  But fingers crossed for upstate


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 18-Mar-15, 07:05:47 pm
Not sad. Totally expected. Can't wait to see who the male is.

I'm always sad when one is displaced!! It's who I am!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 18-Mar-15, 07:51:11 pm
Please don't be sad. Athena was past her prime. But she is probably close. The new pair will contribute to the peregrine population as they should. I have enormous respect for Athena.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 18-Mar-15, 08:49:01 pm
I will miss her, she was a grand falcon  :heart:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 18-Mar-15, 08:58:32 pm
I will miss her, she was a grand falcon  :heart:

Me too..she was a great Falcon.  :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 18-Mar-15, 09:04:40 pm
I will miss her, she was a grand falcon  :heart:

Me too..she was a great Falcon.  :(

Me 3


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 19-Mar-15, 09:23:16 am
Here is my most favorite photo of our old female.  This was taken in June 2010.  More pictures of Athena, Six and The Boss from 2013 can be found here:

http://bonnietalluto.com/2013/06/26/jersey-city-peregrine-falcon-fledgling/ (http://bonnietalluto.com/2013/06/26/jersey-city-peregrine-falcon-fledgling/)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 19-Mar-15, 09:36:33 am
That is a great pic of her!!    :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Carol P. on 19-Mar-15, 11:11:54 am
Be safe and free wherever you are Athena.   :heart:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 19-Mar-15, 05:16:52 pm
Mike texted that the male is new unbanded. WooHoo I'm happy.  I'm sure Athena and Six are close by. They don't migrate.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 19-Mar-15, 05:26:36 pm
Mike texted that the male is new unbanded. WooHoo I'm happy.  I'm sure Athena and Six are close by. They don't migrate.

Oh they both got displaced???  I hope they are some where safe and enjoying each other!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 19-Mar-15, 08:25:21 pm
Total changing of the guard eh!? Very cool shot Bonnie! Looks like she was close above you.  :2thumbsup: :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 19-Mar-15, 09:04:44 pm
New female was banded in ny. Just trying to find out where. I suspect the male is also from here. Maybe palisades.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 19-Mar-15, 09:31:46 pm
Nadareski is back next week. Someone has to know about 41/ax.  I ca check logs on Friday.  Snow day here.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 21-Mar-15, 04:27:15 am
I hope Athena and Six are somewhere safe, with all the snow and blowing snow today.

Bonnie, that is a beautiful photo of Athena.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 21-Mar-15, 05:25:48 am
Before it snowed:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202015/nj-march-19-5a_zpsco9trdwg.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202015/nj-march-19-5a_zpsco9trdwg.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202015/nj-march-20-10a_zps3ajt20go.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202015/nj-march-20-10a_zps3ajt20go.jpg.html)

Tonight: so much snow.

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202015/nj-march-21-1a_zpsoqhiu5in.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202015/nj-march-21-1a_zpsoqhiu5in.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 31-May-15, 05:25:58 pm
NESTBOX NEWS
May 11
This will likely be the last entry of Nestbox News for the 2015 nesting season. It's bittersweet to write. All in all I think it was good, albeit a short season. From the moment we set foot on the rooftop on March 4th we had a feeling the old pair was gone. It was likely a battle ensued and the new pair has claimed the precious eyrie atop 101 Hudson St. We got to witness and hear courtship displays but no eggs were ever laid. It's now too late for the pair to nest and raise young. Most other falcon nests in New Jersey are all just starting to hatch. With that said, we will be canceling the internet at the end of May, that we use to stream the cam, since it is expensive for us to maintain. We hope to see you back here for another season in 2016 to (hopefully) watch the new pair raise a brood of falcons for the first time! We'd like to thank everyone who watches and supports the Falcon Cam. --Ben

April 8
As we all watch and wait we wonder, will the new pair breed this year? We have some knowledgeable insight from Kathy:
"There's still hope. We've seen females attempt to nest as 2 year olds when they may hatch one or not. This female is a 3 year old (technically, she's in her 4th year counting 2012), so she is mature to nest. We don't know the male's age but he has adult plumage. They're still doing a lot of courtship, which solidifies their relationship. He brought her prey just yesterday after one of those vocal sessions. We probably have another couple of weeks before I'd say it's not going to happen."
We learned a bit more information about the new female, 41/AX in the past few days. Like others, she's a New York bird turned Jersey girl. She originated from a nest near the Bayonne Bridge in 2012. You know how we feel about naming birds...but she was named "Juliette" when she was banded by Chris Nadereski, NY DEP. Her and her nest mate (a male) were given names "that were inspired by their birthplace," according to a Port Authority spokeman. Juliette for Bayonne's Juliet St., which passes under the bridge.
In the past the falcons nested on the Bayonne Bridge, which can be treacherous for young fledgling falcons that sometimes fall onto the busy roadway below. Instead, the Port Authority built a new platform for the nesting falcons. Kudos to everyone who moved the nest and gave these wonderful birds a chance to survive in the urban environment, where many natural wonders are un-noticed by many.

(Oh well), sad!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 31-May-15, 05:33:36 pm
Better luck next year!  :yes:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 13-Sep-15, 08:24:47 pm
Kris G found our jersey girl, Ivy the Shady Lady from 2014 on the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Center site. She looks fabulous!!  Those Canada boys must be quite the hunks.  Thank you Kris

https://m.facebook.com/TTPBRS/photos/pcb.10153563011124707/10153563010994707/?type=1&source=48&refid=17&_ft_=top_level_post_id.10153563011124707%3Atl_objid.10153563011124707



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 13-Sep-15, 10:16:11 pm
Kris G found our jersey girl, Ivy the Shady Lady from 2014 on the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Center site. She looks fabulous!!  Those Canada boys must be quite the hunks.  Thank you Kris

https://m.facebook.com/TTPBRS/photos/pcb.10153563011124707/10153563010994707/?type=1&source=48&refid=17&_ft_=top_level_post_id.10153563011124707%3Atl_objid.10153563011124707



Actually, Carly found the post, shared it on BCAW FB page and that's where I saw it!  I was so excited that I messaged you to let you know!  What great news that Ivy has continued to do well..Athena and Six were great parents to her!  Love her coloring..transitioning into her adult feathers. I agree..something about those Canadian boys!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 20-Nov-15, 01:33:26 pm
Ivy is getting around. Band confirmation tells us this is her yesterday just down the Carl Hall Road from Toronto Wildlife Centre. I spotted her yesterday high up a tree while on a "mission".

Rob Mueller on FB

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/11-20%20Ivy%20Jersey%20City_zpsekkteovm.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/11-20%20Ivy%20Jersey%20City_zpsekkteovm.jpg.html)   :clap:

It's always a thrill when out and about, and I spot the fastest bird on the planet in my travels. This one is sporting some bling as you can see on her legs. The numbers tell us a lot... her name is Ivy, she was born in New Jersey back in 2013. She's been spotted around Toronto in a few places the last couple months. She's looking for a permanent home and a mate. Yesterday she was hanging out very close to Toronto Wildlife, just down Carl Hall Road a short bit. Cool!

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/11-20%20Ivy%20NJ_zpsdfyooxal.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/11-20%20Ivy%20NJ_zpsdfyooxal.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 07-Dec-15, 11:29:43 pm
Jersey City ‪#‎FalconCam‬ news!
Eric Chandler sent us these photos of 41/AX or "Juliet" as she is called. She's a 3 year old New York bird turned Jersey Girl and the new resident female who calls 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City home.
We'll be re-activating the Falcon Cam in early 2016 with high hopes that we'll have a productive pair next year!

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/12-7%20Juliet_zpshpnunsec.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/12-7%20Juliet_zpshpnunsec.jpg.html)

Love the background and pretty girl!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 08-Dec-15, 06:15:45 am
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Rotarran on 05-Jan-16, 09:20:41 pm
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to give you a quick update that Ivy 79AN has been spotted at one of our local parks here in Toronto called Downsview Park.  I frequent this park often and on Sunday January 3, 2016 I spotted her for the first time at approximately 11am. 

I took some pics of her...she was remarkably approachable...it's as close as I've ever been to a Peregrine Falcon.  But at 20 metres I stopped and used my 83x zoom camera to snap the close-ups below.  The first one has her leg-band with ID number 79AN

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1720/24074322621_e697464a03_c.jpg)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1527/23575098543_b650790143_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Rotarran on 05-Jan-16, 09:24:17 pm
Also here's my ebird report to give you location details and other bird species counts (if interested).
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26651661 (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26651661)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 05-Jan-16, 09:29:49 pm
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to give you a quick update that Ivy 79AN has been spotted at one of our local parks here in Toronto called Downsview Park.  I frequent this park often and on Sunday January 3, 2016 I spotted her for the first time at approximately 11am. 

I took some pics of her...she was remarkably approachable...it's as close as I've ever been to a Peregrine Falcon.  But at 20 metres I stopped and used my 83x zoom camera to snap the close-ups below.  The first one has her leg-band with ID number 79AN

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1720/24074322621_e697464a03_c.jpg)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1527/23575098543_b650790143_c.jpg)

Awesome!  I followed that whole story about Ivy and her foster parents, Athena and Six that year!  So glad to hear she's doing well! Is that park near the  King St nest site, where she was spotted a while ago?


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Shaky on 05-Jan-16, 09:30:59 pm
Wow! Great first post, Rotarran!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Rotarran on 05-Jan-16, 09:38:46 pm
Awesome!  I followed that whole story about Ivy and her foster parents, Athena and Six that year!  So glad to hear she's doing well! Is that park near the  King St nest site, where she was spotted a while ago?

No actually it's not.  Well at least not for me, maybe for Ivy it is.  I just used a straight line distance calculator and it is about 8 miles from Downsview Park to that King street nest site.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 05-Jan-16, 10:48:28 pm
Awesome!  I followed that whole story about Ivy and her foster parents, Athena and Six that year!  So glad to hear she's doing well! Is that park near the  King St nest site, where she was spotted a while ago?

No actually it's not.  Well at least not for me, maybe for Ivy it is.  I just used a straight line distance calculator and it is about 8 miles from Downsview Park to that King street nest site.

Thanks!  I haven't read anymore postings about Ivy being seen there so maybe she's given up.  This was the last posting on CPF-

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2015/12/sightings/erin-still-at-king-st-and-ivy-persists/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2015/12/sightings/erin-still-at-king-st-and-ivy-persists/)



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 06-Jan-16, 06:17:33 am
Thank you for the photos of Ivy, she's beautiful!  As for giving up on King, don't count her out yet - it's not yet nesting season so she has no reason to risk her life fighting just now.  I expect she's probably scoping out a few potential sites before Spring comes and she decides to make a move.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 06-Jan-16, 09:19:52 am
Thank you for the photos of Ivy, she's beautiful!  As for giving up on King, don't count her out yet - it's not yet nesting season so she has no reason to risk her life fighting just now.  I expect she's probably scoping out a few potential sites before Spring comes and she decides to make a move.

                It'll be an interesting time, come spring! 


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Rotarran on 06-Jan-16, 12:30:11 pm
It's hard to say if she's given up on the King St. site or just exploring.  A Peregrine Falcon was first spotted at Downsview this winter on December 13.  If that was indeed the first sighting of Ivy (and I have no reason to believe it's not because we rarely see Peregrines at Downsview...it was my first time since 2013), that means that she's made trips between King St. Nest Site and Downsview several times. 

So yeah it does look like she's exploring all her options. 

On a side note while at Downsview on Jan 3, she was harassing quite a number of Red-tailed Hawks.  This is a park known for its RTH population, even in winter.

This is a short video I shot of her doing this but the sound is terrible due to strong wind buffeting so turn down your speakers before clicking on the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx1Xsv1zMUQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx1Xsv1zMUQ)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 06-Jan-16, 12:34:03 pm
Very cool video and pics, Rotarran! Thanks!! Hope she finds a stray male and lives happily ever after!!  :heart:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 06-Jan-16, 08:12:08 pm
 :2thumbsup:  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Rotarran on 08-Jan-16, 08:41:05 am
Thanks for all the kind comments.  I'll keep you updated if I see her again.  I haven't been able to get out much this week due to being stuck at work and daylight hours still being short.  I'll probably swing by Downsview this weekend and see what's going on.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 13-Jan-16, 07:19:36 am
http://youtu.be/QxWmTqZFvOg (http://youtu.be/QxWmTqZFvOg)

Published on Jan 12, 2016
We got this great video from Falcon Cam viewer Eric Chandler which shows the pair vocalizing to each other on the side of a building near 101 Hudson St. Peregrine falcons mate for life. In early spring the male performs aerial displays and he also provides the female with gifts to show his commitment to her - in the form of food. To help strengthen their relationship (pair bond) the male and female perform what is referred to as a "bowing" when they vocalize with a “ee-chupping” call which is seen in this short video.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 13-Jan-16, 11:07:45 am
 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 13-Jan-16, 10:54:36 pm
Thank you for posting the video, Donna! Great to see the birds bonding.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 20-Jan-16, 07:22:44 pm
http://youtu.be/OO-j-Ji268k (http://youtu.be/OO-j-Ji268k)

Check it out!!!! Love it  :heart: :heart: :heart: :wub:

BY Coriena Segeren  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 20-Jan-16, 09:47:33 pm
I love the little dance at the end!  :mbanana:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 21-Jan-16, 09:44:26 am
They seem to be starting early this year.  Same is true with the red-tailed hawks and eagles.  Ben better get up there soon (before first of February) to fix the pinhole camera!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Tapper Gal on 21-Jan-16, 09:23:57 pm
Great video,Thanks for posting.  :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Annette on 22-Jan-16, 01:29:02 am
I love that sound!  :wub:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 22-Jan-16, 12:19:42 pm
Thank you, Donna and Coriena! Love the video, especially the long-legged power walk by the female.

I saw the female at the nest twice this morning:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/December%202015%20-%20January%202016/nj-jan-22-2a_zpsloi3nffm.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/December%202015%20-%20January%202016/nj-jan-22-2a_zpsloi3nffm.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 22-Jan-16, 12:23:21 pm
Second visit:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/December%202015%20-%20January%202016/nj-jan-22-5a_zpskyce2c2r.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/December%202015%20-%20January%202016/nj-jan-22-5a_zpskyce2c2r.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/December%202015%20-%20January%202016/nj-jan-22-6a_zpsdbfqyooh.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/December%202015%20-%20January%202016/nj-jan-22-6a_zpsdbfqyooh.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/December%202015%20-%20January%202016/nj-jan-22-7a_zpsbpy3v3hl.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/December%202015%20-%20January%202016/nj-jan-22-7a_zpsbpy3v3hl.jpg.html)

I think this looks like the same female as last year; banded silver on the right leg, black/green on the left, bottom part of the band is an "X".


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 22-Jan-16, 12:50:40 pm
Yes, the female is Juliette who arrived last year and had two or three suitors, but no takers.  Chicks there for sure this year.  They have been around the building all year long apparently.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 08-Feb-16, 01:23:44 pm
(http://i66.tinypic.com/t5qi2v.jpg)

The Jersey girl Ivy attacking Canada Geese in Downsview Park a short bit ago. Insane show from this girl for many minutes.

Posted by Rob Mueller from Canada on FB

That's our  "Jersey" city girl!!  :devil:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Shaky on 08-Feb-16, 06:13:44 pm
(http://i66.tinypic.com/t5qi2v.jpg)

Never goose a falcon.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 11-Feb-16, 11:00:31 am
http://robandtheanimals.blogspot.ca/2016/02/a-moment-with-ivy.html (http://robandtheanimals.blogspot.ca/2016/02/a-moment-with-ivy.html)

Rob Mueller's encounters with our Jersey girl "Ivy"

Some great pics here!



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 11-Feb-16, 07:44:16 pm
 :clap:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 26-Feb-16, 10:50:15 am
http://robandtheanimals.blogspot.ca/2016/02/a-moment-with-ivy.html (http://robandtheanimals.blogspot.ca/2016/02/a-moment-with-ivy.html)

Rob Mueller's encounters with our Jersey girl "Ivy"

Some great pics here!
Great pics! Thank you for sharing these, Donna!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 26-Feb-16, 10:55:01 am
A very full crop:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202016/nj-feb-1208a_zpselukeeph.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202016/nj-feb-1208a_zpselukeeph.jpg.html)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202016/nj-feb-1213a_zpsqfskxa3q.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202016/nj-feb-1213a_zpsqfskxa3q.jpg.html)

Two days ago, in the fog:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202016/nj-feb-24-3a_zpsykbfg1q7.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202016/nj-feb-24-3a_zpsykbfg1q7.jpg.html)

Yesterday:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202016/nj-feb-25-1a_zpso7s30cjr.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202016/nj-feb-25-1a_zpso7s30cjr.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 26-Feb-16, 11:03:17 am
Someone's gonna burst!!!   :scaredblue:  LOL, that's a huge crop!!!


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Dot_Forrester on 26-Feb-16, 11:10:14 am
Wow! :scaredblue: Glad she's so well fed but it hurts to even look at her.

Dot in PA


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 26-Feb-16, 11:22:25 am
I think there's a meatball in that crop!   :spaghetti:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 26-Feb-16, 01:01:31 pm
One in the nest box a few minutes ago:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202016/nj-feb-26-3a_zpsk5tzmy7v.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/February%202016/nj-feb-26-3a_zpsk5tzmy7v.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 17-Apr-16, 11:10:24 am
Finally a 1st egg for Jersey City!   :clap:

 http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/ (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/)


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 17-Apr-16, 11:21:40 am
(http://i63.tinypic.com/eqnyol.jpg)   :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Kris G. on 30-Apr-16, 12:46:07 pm
Nestbox News
April 23, 2016: It’s a mystery
It’s been almost a week since Egg Number One appeared in the nest, thanks to 41/AX. Both adults were seen on camera on that day (Sunday, April 17), and the female spent a lot of time incubating and brooding in the first two days. According to peregrine falcon biology, she should have laid Egg 2 on Tuesday, and Egg 3 on Thursday, but none of that has happened. We don’t know why, but disruptions in the laying and incubating processes are usually the result of a shake-up in the pair. For example, if an intruding male or female challenges the pair for their territory, it could lead to injuries from fighting or colliding with structures. If such a fight occurred and the male (who was unbanded and therefore we don’t know his individual identity) lost, the winning male would take over the territory but might not help with the current nesting.
We do not know if this has happened in Jersey City, but the pair has been seen on camera only sporadically (Sunday, Wednesday, Friday). The female has not laid any more eggs nor taken care of the Egg 1; therefore the first and only egg is probably not viable anymore. Furthermore, we don’t know if there is a new male and, if so, they have some bonding to do before trying again. It’s a mystery for now, but we are still hoping for a positive outcome this season.

Nestbox News
April 29: Moving On
With high hopes of salvaging this nesting season, today Kathy Clark visited 101 Hudson St. and removed the lone egg from the nestbox. We could tell that 41/AX would no longer incubate it after allowing it to sit there for some time. It is still a mystery as to telling what happened to the old unbanded male. But, there is a new male hanging around. Removing the egg will allow her to move on and accept the new male as her new mate. It will be interesting to see what plays out in the next couple weeks.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: AlisonL on 08-Feb-17, 12:37:31 am
According to the website, the cam will be back online any day now. I hope this year will be a much better one at this nest.

A couple of updates on Jersey City birds:

Ivy, banded 79/AN, was sighted again in March of 2016 in the Regent Park area of Toronto. When I searched for Regent Park, I discovered that it is not a park, but is actually a large housing project built in the 1940s.

A male born at the Jersey City nest in 2009, banded 72/W, had nested at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2014 and 2015. Sadly, he was euthanized in December 2015 after he was found with a serious wing injury.

A female born at the Jersey City nest in 2009, banded A/11, has been nesting at the Middle River power plant in Maryland. She was found injured, treated and released in Maryland in September 2016.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 28-May-17, 11:41:55 am
First hatch for this site in several years!!!  :cheerleader: :cheerleader:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 28-May-17, 01:12:27 pm
 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 28-May-17, 03:43:23 pm
 :heart: :wub:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 28-May-17, 07:40:06 pm
Really nice captures of baby being fed!!  We are soooooo happy.  Still have to get down there.  And make a stop in Elizabeth, NJ, too.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 03-Jun-17, 04:28:06 pm
Chick Check just finished in Jersey City.  That was the fastest chick removal and return I have ever seen.  Juliet was NOT leaving the scrape.  And she came right back in when baby was returned.



Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 03-Jun-17, 04:29:51 pm
She waited a long time for that chick...no doubt she was not amused  :lol: :wub:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 03-Jun-17, 04:36:49 pm
Chick Check just finished in Jersey City.  That was the fastest chick removal and return I have ever seen.  Juliet was NOT leaving the scrape.  And she came right back in when baby was returned.



Courageous mama!  :yes:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 06-Jun-17, 04:32:42 pm
All seems to be going as well as it can in Jersey City.  But fingers need to remain crossed.  Lots of the 101 Hudson workers use the roof and terraces for lunches and breaks.  I'm sure that is why there were no chicks for a couple of years.  Plus, the window washers were always near the scrape in the spring.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: carly on 06-Jun-17, 05:00:46 pm
It's too bad the building folks wouldn't lay low during nesting season to give them a chance  :(


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Bonnie on 06-Jun-17, 05:26:29 pm
I tried for a few years, but Mack-Cali and the businesses in the building have to make money and have to impress clients.  Dirty windows don't do that.  And the guys really like the falcons, but they just didn't quite get the don't go on the roof thing.  The previous pair were used to it.  Now it seems that Juliet and her mate are getting used to it, too.  These birds just adapt.


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-17, 10:13:39 pm
I tried for a few years, but Mack-Cali and the businesses in the building have to make money and have to impress clients.  Dirty windows don't do that.  And the guys really like the falcons, but they just didn't quite get the don't go on the roof thing.  The previous pair were used to it.  Now it seems that Juliet and her mate are getting used to it, too.  These birds just adapt.

My husband worked as a property manager for AT&T and he almost acquired that building but it fell through. The first thing Mack-Cali did was take Ed up to the roof to see the view! Ed was NOT impressed with them. I, on the other hand was stoked that he might get that building, for other reasons!!  :falcon2: :pfalcon: :falcon:


Title: Re: Jersey City
Post by: MAK on 06-Jun-17, 11:04:11 pm
I tried for a few years, but Mack-Cali and the businesses in the building have to make money and have to impress clients.  Dirty windows don't do that.  And the guys really like the falcons, but they just didn't quite get the don't go on the roof thing.  The previous pair were used to it.  Now it seems that Juliet and her mate are getting used to it, too.  These birds just adapt.

My husband worked as a property manager for AT&T and he almost acquired that building but it fell through. The first thing Mack-Cali did was take Ed up to the roof to see the view! Ed was NOT impressed with them. I, on the other hand was stoked that he might get that building, for other reasons!!  :falcon2: :pfalcon: :falcon:
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