That strange thud you hear is the sound of people kicking themselves for missing the Meadowlands Commission's first annual "Green Friday" nature walk and talk. The rains never came, and some great birds were on the menu.
We twice had decent views of a Peregrine Falcon as it perched on a power-line tower. As promised, we are posting a distant fuzzy shot here.
After the walk, we headed to the Visitor Center for a brown-bag lunch (the brown bags were delicious but a little on the tough side!) and a slide show on the amazing critters of the Meadowlands.
A big thanks to all who attended, and another big thanks to Bergen County Audubon Society for hosting the walk with us.
Full list follows.
Location: Richard W. DeKorte Park
Observation date: 11/26/10
Notes: This was the first annual "Green Friday" bird walk done by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society.
Number of species: 24
American Black Duck
Great Blue Heron