In The Spotlight
Most people don’t realize it but raptors (birds of prey) migrate in good numbers along the Rockaway peninsula this time of year. On Sunday, October 17, more than 120 people attended the popular annual Raptorama Festival at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Bobby Horvath, a fireman who rescues and rehabilitates raptors and other wildlife, brought 20 disabled raptors to show them ‘up close and personal’ to the delight of children (of all ages) in the crowd. Attending birds included a Bald Eagle