Thursday, September 9, 2010

Watch the NJ Peregrines

Visitors to the NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife web site are probably familiar with the Peregrine Webcam. You can view the Jersey City nestbox at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/peregrinecam.

But there are about 20 peregrine nests found throughout the state, from river bridges to coastal nesting platforms to the Palisades and beyond.

A Star-Ledger videographer, Andre Malok, went along with NJDEP biologist Kathy Clark on banding day in Atlantic City. Peregrines have been nesting on a ledge outside a Hilton Casino penthouse suite for about 20 years and his video gives you a view of the nest area, biologists at work, and the reactions of hotel staff.

Peregrine falcons nesting on top of Atlantic City casino hotel


State-endangered peregrine falcons have adapted to their urban surroundings.

Urban Falcons




Check out the video at http://videos.nj.com/star-ledger/

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