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« on: 18-Jan-18, 04:59:34 pm »

Great news about last year's juvie, BD/62!

January 2018

I highlighted this in our blog post which summarized the 2017 nesting season - BD/62 was re-sighted by her band in DeKorte Park in the Meadowlands in September, so we know she’s alive and well in North Jersey! The Falcon Cam will begin streaming in March for the 2018 nesting season. BW

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/
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« Reply #1 on: 19-Jan-18, 07:42:36 am »

Great news about last year's juvie, BD/62!

January 2018

I highlighted this in our blog post which summarized the 2017 nesting season - BD/62 was re-sighted by her band in DeKorte Park in the Meadowlands in September, so we know she’s alive and well in North Jersey! The Falcon Cam will begin streaming in March for the 2018 nesting season. BW

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



Great news!! Thanks
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« Reply #2 on: 23-Feb-18, 05:24:01 pm »

The Jersey City cam is live again:



Photo by Ben Wurst.

We visited 101 Hudson St. this week. We had to make changes to the local network upon restarting internet service. Everything turned on and started working right away. We went out on the roof check the nestbox and clean off the lens covers. The male was present (pictured above). Our camera consultant got a snapshot of the female, so she is around too. If you catch screenshots/photos, make sure to post to our Interaction page!

A very wet day in Jersey City:



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« Reply #3 on: 26-Feb-18, 01:57:02 pm »

First time I have seen a peregrine at the nest this year!



The bird left immediately, but there was another visit a little later.


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« Reply #4 on: 14-May-18, 03:38:08 pm »

Feeding the orphans - in high definition.

http://youtu.be/PHi0pFHhRWQ
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« Reply #5 on: 14-May-18, 04:23:23 pm »

Feeding the orphans - in high definition.

http://youtu.be/PHi0pFHhRWQ

That one eyas is really tiny compared to the other 2!
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« Reply #6 on: 14-May-18, 08:05:51 pm »

They are all snuggled together now...very sweet.  So glad they found a good home for them.
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« Reply #7 on: 14-May-18, 08:46:38 pm »

They are all snuggled together now...very sweet.  So glad they found a good home for them.

Good news!
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« Reply #8 on: 15-May-18, 10:15:21 pm »

Saw this video on BCAW today.  Juliet too stressed with this change?

http://youtu.be/b2OKZ0k8Efs
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« Reply #9 on: 16-May-18, 05:53:20 am »

 Sad Sad Sad  That was scary.  Checking in now and she's feeding them all.
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« Reply #10 on: 16-May-18, 11:27:42 am »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLPhhMxTMrA&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9STL1NGo3A&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #11 on: 16-May-18, 07:09:18 pm »

How the 3 “orphans” came to be renested...

http://youtu.be/fJxhFeXoh60

As many of you may know by now, yesterday Kathy Clark and I visited 101 Hudson St. After watching the camera for several days since the first and only egg hatched on Wednesday evening, we became more and more concerned for the health of the 5 day old eyas. We also came upon a brood of three young (and healthy) falcons who were displaced (we've called them orphans) from the old Goethals Bridge, which is currently being deconstructed. Knowing that the orphans needed a home, we decided to visit JC and assess the health of the lone eyas, collect the unhatched eggs, and possibly foster in the orphans here.

We first met with Cathy Malok of the Raptor Trust to get the orphan eyases, who came from the Goethals Bridge and were nursed back to health. They were found when a giant steel girder was brought down from the bridge onto a nearby construction area (this was on Monday, May 7). The crew working on the bridge had no idea there was a falcon nest inside the bridge and that there were tiny hatchlings (we believe they hatched around May 5) inside the girder. They were not found until the next day when construction workers heard chirping sounds and acted fast to cut open the steel girder to find out what was inside (the entrance to the girder/nest was from the bottom and it was closed off once lowering it to the ground). Lo and behold there were three hatchlings in there! At that age, without close parental care, the young eyases would not survive, so Kathy directed the environmental staff to put them in a box and keep them warm.

“I don’t know how they survived” said Kathy as she explained the ordeal to colleagues. Kathy arrived at the site in the morning on Tuesday, May 8 and said that they were almost cold to the touch. She picked up the hatchling eyases and gave one to each person standing in the construction office to warm with their hands. Warming them up by hand helped ensure their ultimate survival, along with some tiny bits of food. After that, Kathy met up with Cathy from TRT where they would go to be nourished back to health.
After being under the care of staff at TRT for almost a week, we knew that we had to find another nest to foster them into. That was not easy. We visited many nests throughout New Jersey and checked data for nests already checked. It was impossible to find another nest with few young that were around the same age, except for one: Jersey City. But we were concerned with the overall health of the lone eyas and didn’t want to foster in three (slightly older), very healthy eyases to jeopardize survival of their lone offspring.
In the end, after assessing the health of the JC eyas up close, we decided the foster all three orphan eyases into the JC nest. This would give 41/AX the chance to use her great parental skills to provide for the three young while we help nurse the JC eyas back to health. We hope to foster the JC eyas into another nest but first we have to get him healthy (I say him, but it is hard to tell the sex right now)
These are always tough decisions to make and we know that not everyone is happy that we intervened, but in the scheme of things, we had to act or the lone JC eyas would not have survived, and we wanted to find the best home for the three survivors of the Goethals Bridge demolition. This kind of effort is what brought falcons back to New Jersey, now with a stable population of at least 30 nesting pairs.
We’re appreciative to everyone who has watched this camera over the years and supported our efforts to keep NJ’s oldest streaming wildlife focused camera online. We are tentatively planning to band the three orphans at 101 Hudson St. on May 29. We may or may not stream live, but either way we will be shooting video to share with you later.
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« Reply #12 on: 16-May-18, 09:11:54 pm »

As I posted on the other cam sites, Ben and Kathy showed concern and compassion for the falcons.  It was humbling to watch how are feathered and human friends dealt with a difficult situation.
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« Reply #13 on: 16-May-18, 09:54:35 pm »

As I posted on the other cam sites, Ben and Kathy showed concern and compassion for the falcons.  It was humbling to watch how are feathered and human friends dealt with a difficult situation.

I applaud their decision.  They've likely saved the JC baby's life and given 3 orphaned falcons a chance to grow up with caring parents that will teach them what they need to know to survive.
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« Reply #14 on: 17-May-18, 09:13:04 am »

It was a great story and I loved seeing Cadence’s babies up close too!
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