[CT Birds] Fw: (Extralimital) GYRFALCON in NJ - 2/26 YES!

julian hough jrhough1 at snet.net
Thu Jan 26 14:58:04 EST 2017

>From Deb Kral,
See below Julian Hough New Haven, CT 06519 www.naturescapeimages.wordpress.com

     On Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:41 PM, Deborah Kral <nymare at optonline.net> wrote:

 Being seen NOW, Julian, per note on the State line Hawk watch FB page @ 
1:35pm !    Closed group ----

Deb Kral

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "julian hough via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:36 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] (Extralimital) GYRFALCON in NJ - 2/25 NO

> The previously reported gray Gyr seen from the Alpine Viewpoint, NJ (just 
> south of the Tappanzee Bridge), was NOT seen yesterday despite 40 
> observers present. It seems the bird, from its behavior and timing of 
> sightings, is using the cliffs here to roost.
> The bird could still be in the area but a Peregrine is present which may 
> be causing some friction and may be causing the Gyr to roost somewhere 
> close by. From published information, the approaching bird might not be 
> visible from the viewpoint if it comes in low, but with a good crowd, 
> surely someone would have spotted it last night.
> It is likely the bird may have been in the area for a while and is hunting 
> either along the waterfront or inland, and returning to the cliff areas 
> from 3pm onwards to roost. This is typical Gyr behavior.
> Since it is so close to CT, anyone wanting to see a Gyr should consider 
> trying for this in the next few days to see if a pattern is 
> re-establishesd. Julian Hough New Haven, CT 06519 
> www.naturescapeimages.wordpress.com
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