The South Bergenite has posted a neat slide show of images, including a black skimmer at DeKorte Park, taken this summer by an NJMC staffer.
Here’s the link.
A lot of warblers are heading south again, and Schmidt’s Woods in Secaucus is a good place to see them.
Last week, just beyond the park’s parking lot, we saw a black-and-white warbler (below) and a redstart high in a tree (right).
The park is on the small side, but the woods provide a great rest stop for the warblers.
The trails are nice and wide, with an exercise circuit along the way.
In years past, yellow-crowned night herons, a threatened species, have nested there.
All in all, a nice oasis for birds and humans alike.