2017 October

SUSSEX — Nine months after he was found shot and suffering from lead poisoning, Lily, a bald eagle, has been released back into the wild in time for the fall migration, according to The Raptor Trust, the wild bird rehabilitation center that took in the bird. Lily, despite the name, is a four-year-old male who […]

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It is a summer day at the Raptor Trust, and the convoy of SUVs begins. From each emerges a mother and child, or children, holding a box. In the box is an injured bird, or abandoned baby birds. “If we had a pair of shoes for every shoe box

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CARLSTADT – After he was found emaciated and on a sidewalk near a bagel shop on Aug. 3, an injured hawk that Carlstadt neighbors named “Koko” is at The Raptor Trust rehabilitation facility. The juvenile red-tailed male hawk is part of a family of four that keep Garden Street rodent free. Resident Bruce Young said […]

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The agency had asked for advice from the federal Fish and Wildlife Service and other experts. Most were stumped, but Public Service Electric & Gas workers recently came up with the design for a giant cage around the flame that burns off methane vented from the landfill, where waste decomposes underground. “It certainly will help […]

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UNION TWP. — It took just seconds for a peregrine falcon to disappear over Spruce Run Reservoir following his release Friday morning. The bird, a second-year adult male, was rehabilitated by the Millington-based Raptor Trust after being found severely injured in the yard of a Roxbury resident. Joseph Bourlier

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MONTCLAIR — In a blink of an eye, a rehabilitated golden eagle takes flight and disappears into the trees. With the help of staff and volunteers from Toms River Avian Care and the Raptor Trust in Millington, a rare visitor to New Jersey is back in the wild and likely heading north toward Canada. It […]

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