Readerpix: Peregrine Falcons(?)

9/16/2009:

Hoboken411 readers Ray Smith and his wife Mary Murphy spotted a pair of Peregrine Falcons perched high above the ground at Marineview Towers recently. How cool is that?

However, I’m personally still confused which bird this is. Mary said “Tundra Peregrines” – but when a similar bird caused a stir at Church Square Park back in 2007 – the Hoboken411 readers concluded it was some kind of Hawk. I give up. I’m calling this “An Awesome Bird” from now on.

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 9/16/2009

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15 Comments on "Readerpix: Peregrine Falcons(?)"

timetes
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timetes

just so i dont get in trouble…..people in montana and northern states live with bears and small mountain lions……people in florida and other southern states live with gators….etc, us coastal people live with sharks, lol. Since this in an endangered bird….Id keep small dogs close.

timetes
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timetes

beautiful bird…..the beautiful couple should take care of any excess rodents in the area:) Small dogs…should be with the owner not running free anyway….

strand tramp
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strand tramp

i watched some news clips of michael vick’s hobby…good show for anyone thinking of getting a pit bull, or watching an eagles game.

jc5201
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jc5201

Great picture! Awesome Bird is a perfect name. It amazes how regal strong animals look.

hobobop
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hobobop

These are probably the young perigrine falcons from the nest on 101 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Three were hatched this Spring but only two survived.
A pair of adults has been nesting there for some years. You can follow them at the web site below. There isn’t much activity until the Spring, but check it out anyway.
BTW: Perigrine Falcons eat pigeons……

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

the rayman
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the rayman

Thanks for the link, I agree with your idea about where they are from.
The hawk/falcon confusion is because the undersides of both birds are similarly marked, and if you see them from a distance (flying overhead) it’s hard to tell the difference. Their eyes and calls are quite different, tho.

In response to hobobop who said:
These are probably the young perigrine falcons from the nest on 101 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Three were hatched this Spring but only two survived.
A pair of adults has been nesting there for some years. You can follow them at the web site below. There isn’t much activity until the Spring, but check it out anyway.
BTW: Perigrine Falcons eat pigeons……

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

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