I figured that a nest location map was in order to see if any patterns have developed. (They have).
The blue markers denote sites. The one the Celery Farm was for 2002, and the nest failed.
It should be noted that the cluster of nest sites to the north were all 2010 or earlier. Since then, the Red-shoulders have been nesting closer and closer to downtown Allendale.
I don't know why this is, but I doubt that it is a good thing because of increased traffic and pets and other dangers that the downtown presents to raptors..
In some instances, I have tried to reconstruct the locations from notes. I can't swear the map is 100 percent accurate, but I believe it paints a pretty good overall picture
You can also see the map here:
I also suspect there may have been other nests in Allendale since then...
If you have hosted a nest in the past two decades, please contact me at [email protected].
If you find a dead, injured or ill raptor, please contact me as well.
A decade ago, several of us Red-shouldered Hawk lovers put together a free eBook about Allendale's Red-shoulders. You can download it here:
Have seen next to none in the Celery Farm or during Sunday's Butterfly Day in the Meadowlands.
As for fritillaries, nada. Ditto Viceroys. The skipper above was by the house... A Dun Skipper perhaps?
What critter made these tracks last week in the Celery Farm?
Charlie West guessed Sasquatch. Deb Endreissn guessed Turducken.
So close!!! The correct answer is this guy:
Thank you, Allendale Garden Club!! Everyone appreciates all your dedication and hard work.