An injured Black Skimmer – a bird on the NJDEP endangered-species list -– was successfully released Friday morning near Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus after a miraculous recovery at the Raptor Trust rehabilitation facility in Millington.
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission naturalists Mike Newhouse and Brett Bragin released the bird from a pontoon boat in Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area in North Arlington.
It flew down the channel, banked left at a bend, and disappeared.
A pic of a skimmer in action, plus the rest of the story, folllows.
By popular demand, we are providing a downloadable PDf of our Meadowlands Bird Checklist. This way you can see a digital version and save paper. Do not try to print it out… It is set up to be read on a computer.
We are posting all six of our new or reprinted guides over the next week.
Next: Mill Creek Marsh Paddling Guide.
Name the butterfly… (Clue above; seen Tuesday.)