Hudson County Falcon spotted again

1/14/2011 Update:

Peregrine Falcon wants to eat your cats!

Hoboken411 reader whitecld sent a photo in of this very bird perched near their window. They want your cats!

“A few days before the blizzard in December, this hawk or whatever kind of bird it is was driving my cat and dog crazy. It was sitting on the outside window sill staring right into the face of my cat who was sitting on the inside of the window and he looked might hungry. If my screen wasn’t closed I am sure he would have nabbed my cat because he would not move, he even allowed my husband to get up real close to the window and my dog was barking like crazy. I live on Clinton Street very high up in a highrise building and he was brazen enough to sit on the windowsill. Warning to pet owners in highrisers — do not leave your windows open without a screen! The bird looked hungry!”

See previous update after the jump…

1/13/2011:

Magestic bird spottings intrigue residents

Hoboken and surrounding cities get a nature treat from time to time when birds like this Peregrine Falcon pay a visit (once referred to as the “Hoboken Hawk.”)

Hoboken411 reader “2times” sent the following photo in and said:

“I lived in Hoboken for many years and recently moved to the Heights. I still check out the site all the time and spotted this bird in my backyard this afternoon on Webster Ave. I heard that there have been red-tail hawk sightings in Journal Square, maybe this is one. Any idea what type of bird it is?”

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14 Comments on "Hudson County Falcon spotted again"

mooshu
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mooshu

Gorgeous bird. One of these guys flew over my head once while I was at the Steven’s park dog run. It flew from one tree to another, and it was huge.

Red-tailed hawks can also be found right across the river, in NYC :): http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/pale-male/introduction/2422/ I wonder if they fly to and from us for fun sometimes.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

mooshu ,there cute but dangerous,,Never leave a small pet in your back yard nor a little baby in a carrier ..trust me they are dangerous…just my opinion..anything under 5 lbs they can lift and carry depending on how large they are..[quote comment=”202130″]Gorgeous bird. One of these guys flew over my head once while I was at the Steven’s park dog run. It flew from one tree to another, and it was huge.Red-tailed hawks can also be found right across the river, in NYC : I wonder if they fly to and from us for fun sometimes.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

Dunno about babies– they seem too heavy for that bird and too complicated to carry overall.

However, in addition to pigeons and sparrows, bunnies (we have those), mice, squirrels, and itty-bitty, 2 lb. dogs might need to worry…

[quote comment=”202149″]mooshu ,there cute but dangerous,,Never leave a small pet in your back yard nor a little baby in a carrier ..trust me they are dangerous…just my opinion..anything under 5 lbs they can lift and carry depending on how large they are..

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lando35mm
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lando35mm

I think it’s be fun sneak a bird box onto my building roof and see if any falcons move in. The down side is, they’d divebomb anyone trying to enter the building, or they’d be too fat to fly from the steady diet of pigeons!

trueblue11
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trueblue11

First, I am sure these raptors are protected and you just can’t “shoot” them.
Second, why would you want to harm a majestic animal that is only seeking food for him/her self or their chicks? would you shoot a bald eagle as well? think people.

hobobop
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hobobop

A pair of perigrine falcons have been nesting on 101 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Three were hatched last Spring but only two survived.
They have 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……not kids and they are protected.

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

[quote comment=”202116″]First, I am sure these raptors are protected and you just can’t “shoot” them.Second, why would you want to harm a majestic animal that is only seeking food for him/her self or their chicks? would you shoot a bald eagle as well? think people.[/quote]

HobokenJetsFan
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HobokenJetsFan

This in not a peregrine falcon (they have solid brownish/black eyes), but most likely a juvenile red tailed hawk. Pet owner’s, and parents for that matter, have nothing to worry about. We could actually use a few more of these raptors to help cull the ever growing pigeon population.[quote comment=”202117″]A pair of perigrine falcons have been nesting on 101 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Three were hatched last Spring but only two survived.
They have 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……not kids and they are protected.

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wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

ment a 1.7 air pistol …sorry your animals and pet birds are precious as well as babies.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

a falcon can pick up a small dog such as a yorkie etc and a baby in the back yard..Just an air gun 1.7 would do the job…They are dangerous..to animals and babies..just a tought :mrgreen:

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