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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2021 / 26 & V5
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2021, 23:12 »
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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2020 / 26 & V5
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2020, 14:53 »
2020 NESTING SEASON

Please note the new webcam link - http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2019, 18:24 »
BM/18 and BM/17 spent yesterday together on the roof, still very happy to have been reunited.

There is an update on BM/17:

Raptor Trust is treating her for a beak injury that we hope is minor. She will probably remain there until sometime next week.

I hope she will be okay. Beak injuries can take a long time to heal.

Princess had a beak injury - got it a few years ago - never healed and never slowed her down :) 

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2019, 12:55 »
BM/18 and BM/17 spent yesterday together on the roof, still very happy to have been reunited.

There is an update on BM/17:

Raptor Trust is treating her for a beak injury that we hope is minor. She will probably remain there until sometime next week.

I hope she will be okay. Beak injuries can take a long time to heal.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2019, 14:24 »
BM/17 has been returned to the nest, and has been reunited with her sister, BM/18. They were both so excited and very happy to see each other again.

     

   

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2019, 12:12 »
BM/18 fledged yesterday, and her first flight was a good one.  She flew well again this morning, and returned to the roof parapet.

BM/17 is about to be returned to the roof:

Hey all, Kathy will be placing BM/17 back on the roof in the next half hour. We'll be watching to see how 18 reacts. So far she has been flying well but still remaining on the rooftop ledge/parapets. 17 has been in a flight cage and can fly, so Kathy will try to wet her down so that she cannot fly right off the bat.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2019, 16:29 »
Good news: according to the site, BM/13 has no major injuries.

This is the area where the chicks usually spend time running, jumping, wing flapping and making short flights before they actually fledge.



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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2019, 13:49 »
The cams are back up. A view of the roof, with no one in view at the moment.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2019, 09:14 »
The cams were down all day yesterday, and are still down. BM/18 spent the day in and out of  the nest box. This morning she has made it up to the parapet.

BM/17 will be returned to the nest on Tuesday. No update yet on the condition of BM/13.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2019, 13:22 »
New update from NJPefa an hour ago:

BM/13, the falcon missing between Sunday and Friday afternoon, is being evaluated at The Raptor Trust. We know she was being fed by her parents because she's not thin. She'll be x-rayed on Monday to see if there are any injuries.

I am glad she was taken to the Raptor Trust, where her sister is also being cared for. Perhaps at some point they will be able to see or hear each other.

Meantime, BM/18 spent the night just to the right of the nest box, on the ledge. In the morning she went back into the nest. Came out onto the roof for a little while and is currently back in the nest.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2019, 11:57 »
Great news, thank you for sharing  :)

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2019, 20:26 »
And sometimes getting news is good news 😁

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2019, 19:57 »
Breaking news!

BM/13 has been found alive!

YouTube chat says BM13 has been found within the last hour and is now in a box apparently crashed into a building and is hurt, awaiting for NJ wildlife to attend.

And from Bonnie Coe:

BM/13 story is totally amazing. Best guess is that she WAS somewhere relatively safe and the adults were feeding her all week. She may have fledged today or recently and crashed into the building. She was FOUR BLOCKS from the scrape. I never even thought to go that far and look for her in that direction!! INCREDIBLE!!

This is wonderful news! I am so happy that she has been found, and hope that her injuries are not serious. Many, many thanks to everyone who has continued to search for her.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2019, 18:30 »
For those who are sure that BM/13 hasn't survived, Hurricane fledged from the nestbox at the Radisson in a flurry and we didn't see her again until she popped up as the resident female in Brandon. So long as the parents can find her, they will provide food and some chicks never work their way back to the nestbox or nestsite even though they have siblings to hang out with. Hopefully in this case no news is good news.

I am not one of those. There is still hope of finding BM/13 alive. Tomorrow it will be a week since the incident. Many people have been, and are, searching for the little one. Photographers like Bonnie Coe have spent many, many hours searching in rain and fog, and reporting back.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2019, 15:47 »
For those who are sure that BM/13 hasn't survived, Hurricane fledged from the nestbox at the Radisson in a flurry and we didn't see her again until she popped up as the resident female in Brandon. So long as the parents can find her, they will provide food and some chicks never work their way back to the nestbox or nestsite even though they have siblings to hang out with. Hopefully in this case no news is good news.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2019, 14:23 »
I am horrified by what happened here. I hope these people will face a long list of charges, and that this will go to court and result in a conviction.

The resident female at this nest was officially named Juliette at banding.  Her unbanded mate is known to some as Romeo.

Their three chicks (all girls) are banded BM/13, BM/17 and BM/18.

BM/13 is the one who is missing. BM/17 is in care at The Raptor Trust.

BM/18  is currently back in the nest.

From Ben Wurst two hours ago:

Hey all, Kathy Clark/NJDFW put BM/18 back on the roof. She was the only bird who didn't fledge early on Sunday. 17 is still at the Raptor Trust and now in a flight cage. 13 is still missing. Not much has changed. Sorry for any confusion!

Screen capture of the three beautiful girls from a week ago, by ospreychick. The one in the middle is the missing chick, BM/13.



One on the ledge yesterday, by Mason Najima.



BM/18 is currently fast asleep in the nest:



The best link for information and photos:

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/interact/
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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2019, 18:34 »
I hope that the window washers are charged and convicted of this horrible act.  I also hope that the lost one is found safe (but know that is unlikely) and that the injured one makes it.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2019, 17:00 »
NJ investigating if window washers intentionally sprayed peregrine falcons off skyscraper
Scott Fallon / New Jersey Record / 19 June 2019

State wildlife authorities are investigating why window washers on Sunday sprayed a nest of endangered peregrine falcons living on a Jersey City skyscraper, causing several young falcons to fall from the roof of the 41-story building.  One young falcon remains missing and another that glided to the ground is being evaluated for injuries at a Morris County bird rehabilitation center, according to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. The birds, hatched in May, were about a week away from being able to fly, experts said.  "Everybody is shocked that this happened," said Cathy Malok, rehabilitation director for the Raptor Trust in Millington, where the stunned falcon was taken on Monday. "Even if you don't know that these birds are endangered, it's still a really lousy thing to do."  The state Division of Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident, a spokesman said Wednesday.


Peregrine falcons have nested atop a Jersey City high-rise since 2000. This photo was taken before Sunday's incident. (Photo: Courtesy of Conserve Wildlife Foundation)
Note from TPC - this photo is not of a fledge-age chick, this chick probably about 10-12 days old, so this photo was taken well before Sunday's incident.


Falcons have called the roof of 101 Hudson St. home for nearly two decades, and they have a worldwide following due to a long-running webcam chronicling their activities.  The incident, which was partially recorded by the webcam, began around 8:45 a.m. Sunday when window washers entered the roof near the falcons' nest box.  Three young falcons that hatched in the box in May were close to being able to fly.  When the workers entered the area, adult falcons began "dive bombing" the men to defend their nest and young. Webcam footage shows water being sprayed on the nest and near a young falcon standing on the ledge. At least two young falcons jumped from the ledge.  "It clearly shows that the window washers were aware that these state endangered birds were present and were actively trying to remove them from the area so they could do their job," Conserve Wildlife Foundation wrote on its Facebook page.

A volunteer nest watcher visited the building Sunday and saw one of the young falcons on a lower ledge around the 36th floor. On Monday, a state conservation officer investigating the incident found another on the ground near a construction site. It was captured and transported to the Raptor Trust. One remains missing.   "They were about a week away from being able to fly," said Ben Wurst, habitat program manager for Conserve Wildlife. "It's a very sensitive time for them, so we try to make sure any interaction with people is extremely limited."

Peregrine falcons have had a resurgence in New Jersey.  In 2018, state researchers and wildlife advocates documented a record 40 nesting pairs after the species had been wiped out in New Jersey beginning in the 1960s. Twenty-eight pairs produced at least 75 chicks last year. Despite the progress, peregrine falcons are still listed as an endangered species in New Jersey  Falcons have lived on the roof of the 41-story office tower at 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City, now known as the Merrill Lynch Building, since 2000.

It is not known what company employs the window washers.  "I know the folks at the building are beside themselves," Wurst said. "These birds have been there for 20 years. Everybody at the building loves them, so it's very strange that this happened. It's not like no one knew they were there."  A spokeswoman for the building's owner, Mack-Cali, said the company is "saddened and dismayed" over the incident.  "Any time we employ a contractor to do work on or near the building’s roof, we are explicit in communicating the need to protect the falcons’ well-being and remain clear of the nest," Deidre Crockett, a company spokeswoman, said in a statement.

The falcon at the Raptor Trust is still in the center's critical care wing but is doing well, Malok said. It will be X-rayed to see if it has any broken bones.  As for the missing one, Malok hopes that it survived. "If you're a bird that can't fly, you don't want to be on the ground, especially in a busy place like Jersey City," she said.


There are more photos & a video from the banding
source: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/environment/2019/06/19/nj-investigating-if-window-washers-sprayed-endangered-peregrine-falcons-off-skyscraper-jersey-city/1498850001/

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2019, 16:59 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

June 20

As viewers can tell you, a lot has happened since our last update. On June 3, Kathy Clark, Supervisory Zoologist/NJ Fish & Wildlife and CWF visited 101 Hudson St. to band the three 3 week old eyases. All three are females. This is the first successful brood for 41/AX, the nesting female, who has been here since 2015. She is now seven years old and a productive falcon! The three female eyases have been very well cared for since hatching. They have been well fed and brooded closely until they were large enough to keep warm on their own. All three were banded for future tracking: BM/13:1947-31877; BM/17:1947-31881; and BM/18:1947-31882.

All was going very well as they were able to leave and enter the Nestbox to explore the rooftop and building ledge. They could be seen flapping and jumping, all to help strengthen their flight muscles for their first flight when they fledge from the nest. Unfortunately, on Sunday, June 16, starting at approximately 8:45am, window washers entered the rooftop area (41st floor) where the falcon nestbox is located. The eyases (young falcons) were 5-6 weeks old and very close to fledging, so this is a very dangerous time for them to be disturbed. Pushing (by disturbing them) the birds to fledge early can be disastrous. Since they are unable to fly on their own and without much skill, they often land below or another ledge or end up on the streets below.

As soon as the workers entered the area, the adults could be heard calling and dive bombing them, to defend their eyrie (nest) and young. From the human disturbance, two eyases (BM/13 & BM/17) left the ledge on the 41st floor and one remained. At one point viewers noticed the remaining eyas was being sprayed with water from above, which may have been an attempt to drive or push that bird off the ledge, which luckily failed. Either way, it clearly shows that the window washers were aware that these state endangered birds were present and were actively trying to remove them from the area so they could do their job. The workers remained in that area for the majority of the day until we were able to reach engineers for the building to escort them from the area.

Later that day a volunteer nest watcher visited the area and saw one eyas on a lower ledge. On June 18, BM/17 was found on the ground and was captured and transported to The Raptor Trust. Currently the one eyas (BM/18) remains near the nestbox/ledge and the other (BM/13) has not been located.

This is now a law enforcement issue which is being investigated by NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. We are deeply saddened by this and will keep you all updated on the status of these majestic birds.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2019, 16:58 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

May 21


The three eyases on Saturday, May 18 while being treated for trichomoniasis, a disease that is common in pigeons. Photo by Kathy Clark/ENSP.

I apologize for the delay in updates here! As you can all see, we have three healthy eyases!! This marks the first year that 41/AX has produced her own healthy brood of three young. The first hatched on 5/9 and then the remaining two hatched over the next 48 hours. As they have grown and demanded more attention, the remaining egg did not hatch. All young seem to have been getting plenty of care and have been well fed by both adults.

On Saturday, May 18 Kathy Clark, Supervisory Zoologist with the Endangered and Nongame Species Program visited 101 Hudson St. to medicate all three young for trichomoniasis, a disease that's common in pigeons. If left untreated, it can kill young falcons. They are treated with antibotics and will get a second dose when we visit 10 Hudson St. on June 3rd to band the young for future tracking. We'll be sure to keep you all updated on when the banding will occur and will be recording video of the banding to share afterwards.

When at 101 Hudson, we are hoping to adjust the angle of the IR light and stength of the illumination, since at night it is quite dim. Formerly lights on the roof helped to cast indirect light into the nestbox and now those lights are off, so we have less light and will try to turn up the intensity of the IR light to compensate. BW

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2019, 16:57 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

May 8


A pip in a falcon egg observed this week at a nest on a tower in coastal New Jersey

Hatch watch is here! We are just as anxious to see what happens at this nest as everyone who is watching online. As soon as an egg starts to hatch, we should hear peeping after the hatchling breaks through its shell and takes its first breath of air. I witnessed pipping at a nest that I visited at the beginning of the week to retrieve our "spy cam" that we use to ID the breeding adults. The hatchling was peeping like crazy as it was breaking through its shell with its egg tooth.

As we have stated before, egg laying at this nest was a bit abnormal this year. Kathy Clark believes that this could have been from an altercation with a rival female. If this occurs during egg laying, which is a very sensitive time, then the female will drop or loose an egg. There is no way to be certain about this, but it is our best guess.

    Egg #1 was laid on March 28/29. Today would be day 40 if she started to incubate right after laying, but they were on and off the egg for several days.
    Egg #2 was laid on April 3. Today is day 35 from laying.
    Egg #3 & 4 were laid on April 7 & 8. Today is day 30 & 31.

Typically falcons lay every other day, so the gaps between egg laying indicate that something happened. Usually falcons don't start incubating until they lay a full clutch and incubate for 29-32 days. With that said, we should see eggs hatching in the next day. We won't know how many eggs will successfully hatch until some start to hatch. If you hear some peeping or see signs of hatching, please post to our Interaction page! BW

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2019, 16:55 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

April 23


The male sits on the eggs while the female gets a break. The male sits on the eggs while the female gets a break.

All has been quiet at the nest here in Jersey City since our last update. The male and female have been trading off incubation dutiies of their four eggs to forage, feed and preen. The male does most of the foraging during this time, so when 41/AX gets a break to feed, he steps in to incubate. He is not banded and has a more vibrant color to the fresh of on the base of his bill, called a cere, around his eyes, and on his legs and feet. The female is banded and is not as vibrantly colored.

Hatching at this nest will be interesting, since the #1 egg was laid on 3/28 and they started to incubate more steadily on the 30th, so if we say that was the start date of incubation of that egg, then today would be day 24 of 32 days (when eggs begin to hatch). Egg #2 is on day 19 and the final two eggs are on days 14 & 15. Typically eggs are laid within a few days and then hatch within a few days, so all young are around the same age, so it'll be really interesting to see what happens when the first eggs hatch and those young get more attention from the adults.

At other nest sites throughout the coast, in partnership with NJ Fish & Wildlife, we are currently monitoring them for incubation. When visiting nests we install a small remote, motion-activated camera inside the nestbox. This captures video when the adults come and go from the nestbox, during incubation exchanges. The video captures their leg bands and allows us to identify the breeding pair and determine if they are the same pair or new at that nest. Most nests begin hatching in early May, so we will return to these nests in a couple weeks to check for hatching.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2019, 16:53 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

April 9

 

41/AX has been busy since our last update - she laid egg #3 on April 7, and # 4 on April 8. Peregrine clutches average 3 to 4 eggs, that are inclubated for about a month.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2019, 16:51 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

April 3



It appears that 41/AX laid an egg overnight, which could mean that she lost (or dumped) egg #2 & #3 during a possible altercation with a rival bird over the weekend. It's hard to know what actually happened, but there is no reason for a healthy adult to not lay a full clutch of eggs since we know there is plentiful food sources in this urban habitat. Time will tell if she lays another egg or not.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2019, 16:50 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

March 28



I know it's been a while since our last update. Not much has happened over the past two weeks, but overnight 41/AX laid the first egg! I knew something would happen soon. Yesterday evening I was watching and saw that she was hanging near the nestbox, which always seems to be a sign that she will be laying an egg soon. Low and behold, I tuned in this morning and saw the first egg! Egg-citing times for this pair. We shall see how they do this year after only hatching one egg to a malnourished nestling last year (though this gave us the opportuniuty to foster in orphans who all successfully fledged). Hopefully we'll see them produce a full brood of healthy young this year! BW

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2019, 16:49 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

March 12



March certainly roared in like a lion. Snow piled up on the rooftop and has lingered with the cool temperatures. Only a small mound is left today. This is quite common to see. I had a memory on Facebook from three years ago where we had to shovel snow on the roof to get to the nestbox to check on the nestbox and cameras... It is still a little early for eggs, but as you can see in the pinhole camera view, there is a very well defined scrape or shallow depression in the gravel. Last year the first egg was laid on 3/26 (4/17 in 2017), so we should start to see 41/AX in or around the nestbox more often as we get closer to egg laying.


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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2019, 16:48 »
From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

February 21

Both live feeds have been activated! Activity has been low, but we wanted to get these online since there could be some early season action, like what has happened over at the Union County Falcon Cam. Earlier this week the nesting female, BA/91 was outcompeted by another falcon (unbanded). She was still a young falcon and in her prime (hatched in 2015, from Rochester, NY). She survived the battle with the rival, but was found by Union County staff on the ground beneath the Courthouse with injuries to her wing and leg(s). She was transported to the Raptor Trust and will be examined by their veterinarian to determine the extent of her injuries. There has been evidence of high turnover rates of females in other eastern states. It might be true here in NJ and once we begin nest checks this spring, we shall learn more. BW

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2019 / 26 & V5
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2019, 16:46 »
2019 NESTING SEASON

From the Jersey City Falcon Cam Nestbox News

February 15

Welcome to another year of the Jersey City Falcon Cam! This year marks the 19th year of the Falcon Cam, which we are proud to say is New Jersey's oldest and longest streaming wildlife focused webcam! In the day and age of technology and wildlife webcams galore, we're happy to keep this stream going to highlight wildlife conservation and management in urban areas of New Jersey. Life as an endangered species is fragile, but peregrines have thrived alongside humans and our development when they are given space and privacy to nest and raise young. Buildings like 101 Hudson St. have played a crucial role in the recovery of falcons in New Jersey to 40 known pairs. Partnerships with private building managers (that have suitable areas for nests to be established) who seek to support and benefit from nesting falcons will play a huge role in helping the population remain stable throughout the state. We hope to see the population inhabit more urban and suburban sites to maintain a robust population.


Believed to be the 101 Hudson's male from last year - he's unbanded

We visited 101 Hudson St. earlier this week to re-activate the camera(s). No falcons were present when we were there for a short time, but that was expected with the high winds out of the NW that day. Their nestbox was also full of snow from a storm the day before.

Today they were both captured on camera in the late morning and it looks like they were scraping in front of some snow in the nestbox. Here is video of the male entering the nestbox. The male also It appears that it's the same pair. 41/AX, a NY'er who will be 7 years old this summer. She started nesting here in 2015.The unbanded male (if it's the same male) claimed this territory in 2016. After the drama over the past couple years, it'll be interesting to see what happens this year. Will the pair produce their first full, healthy brood? Let us know your thoughts or questions over on our Interaction page!

There still hasn't been too much activity at the nest, but will will activate one live stream (PTZ cam) next week. Subscribe to our channel on YouTube to get notifications when we start a live stream! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family and donate to support this educational initiative! -Ben

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NJ / Jersey City - 2012 / 26 & V5
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2012, 20:43 »
2012 NESTING SEASON

5 eggs confirmed at this nestsite, with hatching expected to begin early next week.

Info from the website...

While (the project's volunteer photographer, Mike) could confirm it is the same female as in the past few years, we still are unable to positively identify her and therefore know her history. The male's identity is known: *2/*6 was banded in 2003 at New York City's Riverside Church, and he's been at 101 Hudson since 2006.

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NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2010, 20:23 »
Banding day for the chicks was today. From the site:

May 25, 2010: Banding Day!

This morning biologist Kathy Clark made what has become an annual "pilgrimage" to the roof of 101 Hudson St. to band the peregrine chicks. All four were found to be in excellent health and quite robust. It was determined that all four chicks are female and about the same size, indicating they are all well fed and no one chick is particularly dominant at feeding time. It also means the parents are doing an excellent job providing enough food for all four growing chicks.


 
                                                                                      A parent stands guard

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2010, 17:34 »
This is really part of the post above, but I couldn't post it there due to extreme "jumping" of the content of the reply box.

The sighting of *V/*5 is especially poignant, since in 2005, when she was born, the New Jersey nest had its share of tragedy. Several days before the eggs were due to hatch, the male was found not far from the nest, with a severed wing. He was rushed to The Raptor Trust, where he received the best of care, and recovered.

Here he is at The Raptor Trust after his recovery:



Meanwhile, the female was on her own with eggs about to hatch. She was provided with supplementary food, and she successfully raised three chicks on her own. One of these chicks is the one now in Connecticut.

The 2005 chicks:


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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2010, 17:26 »
The four chicks are getting bigger:



And some good news from the site: it's great when a juvie from a previous year turns up with a nest.

May 17, 2010: A Jersey City alumnus nesting in Connecticut!
 
In June, 2005, we banded three peregrine chicks at the Jersey City nest site. One of them was a female with color band *V/*5. We recently got a resighting of this bird and learned she is nesting on a cliff in New Haven, Connecticut. The nest is located in East Rock Park , a city park with an interesting rocky ridge that is part of a series of ridges running north-south through the Connecticut Valley Lowlands of Massachusetts and Connecticut. At its peak it is about 550’ above sea level.

A river and reservoir system lie at the base of the cliff where *V/*5 is nesting, so the nesting pair has an excellent territory for roosting, foraging, and breeding: an inaccessible cliff face, extensive open space, nearby bodies of water, and abundant food sources – especially pigeons. Park staff and volunteer Steve Broker are monitoring the nesting peregrines.

*V/*5 has been nesting at this cliff site since 2009. Her mate is not banded. We will provide any more updates on this pair when we receive them from the folks in CT. It’s very exciting to see New Jersey peregrines contributing to the population recovery in natural habitats!


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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2010, 15:07 »
From the site:
May 10, 2010: Nestlings looking good!
 
Biologist Kathy Clark went to the nest yesterday to give the nestlings a health check.
All four of the hatchlings were looking good and healthy. Kathy had help from WCC volunteers Mike and Bonnie, who helped distract the adults long enough to get the young inside. Each chick was given a dose of medicine to prevent Trichomoniasis, the pigeon-borne disease that can kill young peregrines. They will get a second and final dose in two weeks at banding time.
This is interesting, TPC. Do you do that with our peregrine chicks here in Manitoba? ???

We haven't Kinderchick ... but that may have something to do with the fact that we (if I remember correctly) have only had one suspected trichomoniasis death here ...

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2010, 14:32 »
From the site:
May 10, 2010: Nestlings looking good!
 
Biologist Kathy Clark went to the nest yesterday to give the nestlings a health check.
All four of the hatchlings were looking good and healthy. Kathy had help from WCC volunteers Mike and Bonnie, who helped distract the adults long enough to get the young inside. Each chick was given a dose of medicine to prevent Trichomoniasis, the pigeon-borne disease that can kill young peregrines. They will get a second and final dose in two weeks at banding time.
This is interesting, TPC. Do you do that with our peregrine chicks here in Manitoba? ???

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2010, 14:03 »
From the site:

May 10, 2010: Nestlings looking good!
 
Biologist Kathy Clark went to the nest yesterday to give the nestlings a health check.

All four of the hatchlings were looking good and healthy. Kathy had help from WCC volunteers Mike and Bonnie, who helped distract the adults long enough to get the young inside. Each chick was given a dose of medicine to prevent Trichomoniasis, the pigeon-borne disease that can kill young peregrines. They will get a second and final dose in two weeks at banding time.

All four young were close in size, a good sign and a reflection of their all hatching on the same day one week ago. Often there is one that hatches later and is smaller than the rest.

We were able to verify that the adults are the same two birds that have nested here in recent years. The male is banded with a bicolor band that reads *2/*6 (black over green), banded in 2003 at Riverside Church in New York City. The female wears only a silver band (no color band) and we’ve not been able to read her band to know her origin. There’s no mistaking, however, that she continues to own the sky above Jersey City! She completely mastered the wind as she dove at the intruders to her nest.

Within minutes of the chicks’ return to the nest box, the female was back in the nest brooding her young. During the frequent feedings viewers can see that the four chicks love to eat, and will keep the adults busy hunting pigeons and other birds in the neighborhood.]


The chicks today:



 
The male                                                And the female

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2010, 18:14 »
From the site, the New Jersey chicks:

 

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2010, 19:18 »
I haven't been able to see them, since it's dark now in New Jersey, but there are chicks in the nest:

May 4, 2010: Hatching!

We have hatchlings at Jersey City! Early this morning, 6:20 AM, there was one chick getting what may have been its first meal! At that time there were still three eggs that the chick was nestled within. The mom spent most of the morning keeping the eggs and chick warm, and by noon it appeared that all the eggs had hatched. Eggshell remnants can be seen in the nest but are soon removed by the adult and some are eaten to replenish the mother’s calcium. The hatchlings are slightly pink and very small, but do lift themselves up a little to take brief feedings.

It’s an exciting time to see inside the nest. The adults are very careful around the young, both in feeding and brooding them, and the hatchlings are small but they grow fast. Stay tuned with us.


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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2010, 15:06 »
Incubation continues, but it should not be long until the eggs begin to hatch. From the site:

April 30, 2010 - 8:15 p.m.

Thanks to staff in the state Information Technology Office we are again streaming live video - just in time for the hatching which is expected by Monday or Tuesday.


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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2010, 16:00 »
The Jersey City pair have their first egg today!


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NJ / Jersey City - 2010 / 26 & V5
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2010, 22:49 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

The cams are now active, and the falcons are visiting:



webcam link: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/peregrinecam/index.html

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2009, 16:40 »
When I first started working with peregrines, all the information pointed at mortality among juvenile peregrines being close to 70% (7 out of 10 died) in the first year - that's for wild peregrines regardless of where they nest, buildings or cliff-faces.  Now the numbers are down to about 50% on average.  Now whether that number is because of projects like ours, or more data so more accurate statistics or a combination of both, the point is that even in the wild away from glass buildings, mortality among peregrines is at its greatest among juveniles in the first few months of life.  So yes, it would be wonderful if they didn't fly into buildings, however, we have veterinary and rehabilitation assistance for "our" birds which the cliff peregrines do not have.  Are there more hazards in an urban environment, I think it is probably pretty a 50:50 split, different hazards and benefits.

So yes, the loss of a chick, particularly as a result of a collision with a building/window/whatever, is disheartening and unfair, mortality among young chicks is high everywhere.  Here at least we have the people and services that if there is a problem we have a chance to help them.  Cliff-nesting peregrines rarely get that kind of a second-chance.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2009, 22:00 »
This is so very sad. It seems to happen every year at this site. At least the second juvie is at the Raptor Trust, and they are great with peregrines. I hope the third fledgling is okay, but the only falcon I saw there today was a parent:



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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2009, 09:01 »
 :'(
I just wish something could be done to glass on buildings..tint them or something.  Don't really know.
It's so sad..the mortality rate of birds that fly into windows, especially at night when buildings keep their lights on  >:(.
Wish there was something we could do.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2009, 07:14 »
 :'( :'( :'(  Glass buildings should be banned, they are a scourge on all our feathered friends.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2009, 01:07 »
Sad news
The bad news is that two of the young did take off. One was found dead late yesterday (Tuesday), it apparently flew into the glass building one block south of 101 Hudson. The second young was found on the street today, and is going to The Raptor Trust now. Hopefully he will be okay after a couple days rest. We assume the 3rd is still on the roof. "

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2009, 22:34 »
I just love this little house they have...love it!

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2009, 19:02 »
For the first time today, one of the chicks ventured out onto the ramp:

 

 



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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2009, 20:28 »
Part of the Nestbox News update from June 15:

"On Friday, June 12, we banded the three nestlings at 101 Hudson. Two are females and one is male. Their size difference is often evident on the camera, as the male is about 1/3 smaller than his sisters.

. . . .We also left a small ramp at the nest box, because experience has shown that as the nestlings approach 4 weeks of age, they get restless and jump out of the box; without the ramp they cannot reenter the box easily. They’re in no danger, though, because they could find cover under the box, but the comfort of the box seems to be an important factor.

. . . .During banding, examination showed all three young to be very healthy. We attached the numbered federal band on their right leg, and a bicolor (black over green) band on their left leg. Their color band numbers are A/11 and A/12 for the females, and 72/W for the male. The adults remain extremely protective of their young, and we were lucky to depart unscathed and unscratched. As the nestlings approach 4-5 weeks of age no one will approach the nest area, to make sure the young birds take their time as they become ready to take their first flight."

The chicks are getting big now, and are very well fed:

 

 

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2009, 16:22 »
After reading your post decided to take a look at this site. Read their Web News to catch up on events and apparently the chicks are 3 weeks old and banding for them is tomorrow. They said all that will be seen tomorrow from 10:15am for approx 30 minutes will be the empty nest, so don't panic when you don't see them. They also said something about adjusting the outside camera, so maybe a different view. Will check tomorrow.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2009 / 26 & V5
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2009, 17:53 »
2009 NESTING SEASON

The birds here in NJ hatched around the same time this year as the ones in Manitoba so I've been watching them as well as ones in Pittsburgh who have already fledged & who have flown the nest this week. I was watching the chicks here in NJ getting fed by one of the parents & the one chick just up & took the food from the parent & took it to the back of the nest box to eat it all for him/herself. It was so funny because the parent didn't know what to do it kept looking at the chick & then looking around to see if there was anymore food for the other 2 chicks. 

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2008 / 26 & V5
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 19:28 »

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2008 / 26 & V5
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008, 06:14 »
Hmm just as I suspected. Thanks for the info :)

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2008 / 26 & V5
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 09:23 »
Latitude, surprisingly enough is the biggest determinant.  The Fargo Birds are usually 2 weeks ahead of us and Fargo is only 4 hours south of us.  You find that kind of time difference all the way up from Texas - the California birds are practically (if not actually) fledging when our chicks are hatched.  Makes for a great season of peregrine webcam viewing.  :D

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2008 / 26 & V5
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 20:28 »
The region and its temperature/weather patterns probably play a large part in how early the birds nest and hatch chicks. :)

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2008 / 26 & V5
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 07:09 »
LOTS of flapping going on with these two! Won't be long now before they start trying to fly.

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2008 / 26 & V5
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 07:10 »
I watched this site last year and they were quite far ahead of Winnipeg's falcons in terms of hatching/fledging then too. I wonder if it's just that particular pair of falcons that are ahead of the game or if it hatch dates differ regionally?

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2008 / 26 & V5
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 19:50 »
Here's another webcam of Peregrine's.  These ones are already banded and up and around.  Seems they've had a bit of a rough start already.

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/jcp-live.htm


Thanks for posting the link....it was really tragic to lose 2 of the little ones so early on...but so glad these two are doing well...

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Re: NJ / Jersey City - 2008 / 26 & V5
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 16:21 »
Thanks for sharing that one - it's interesting to see chicks that are already nearing fledging!  It does sound like a rough go of it, but the two there now look pretty good.

I'm watching them climb up the ramp and look around like they want to fly.   ;D

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 16:13 »
2008 NESTING SEASON

Here's another webcam of Peregrine's.  These ones are already banded and up and around.  Seems they've had a bit of a rough start already.

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peregrinecam/jcp-live.htm