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November 2012

Common Ravens at the Celery Farm

Sean Sime writes:

"A brief lunchtime walk around the mostly frozen Celery Farm yielded a pair of Common Ravens.

"Ravens were acting very territorially. I watched one pursue a Red-tailed Hawk and roughly 15 minutes later watched both birds harass 3 Black Vultures. A Raven chased one of the vultures in two large circles over the eastern side of the CF. It appeared it may have made contact with the vulture on more than one pass.

"It's interesting to note that just a few years ago Raven and Black Vulture would have caused quite a stir and here I am today, wondering if this even warrants a post."

(Thanks, Sean!) His full eBird list follows.

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Book News: WBU Paramus, Bookends

Nature of Meadowlands cover-001I'm happy to announce that I have two great "Nature of the Meadowlands" events are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. 

At 11 a.m. at Wild Birds Unlimited in Paramus, I'll give a short talk and slide show about this new coffee table book on the history and natural history of the Meadowlands and its amazing comeback. I'll also sign copies of the book -- on sale at Wild Birds Unlimited, at 189 Route 17 South in Paramus.

From 1 to 2 p.m., Governor Tom Kean (who wrote the book's foreword) and I will be signing copies at Bookends in Ridgewood -- a rescheduling of the signing originally slated for Nov. 7, when we had that early snowstorm. Bookends is located at 211 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood.

More on the book here.