With the Rough-legs making almost daily appearances on Disposal Road, we thought we would add a free nature walk for this Sunday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at DeKorte Park.
We'll check Disposal Road for an array of raptors, from Rough-legs to Northern Harriers to American Kestrels — and we'll do a quick look for ducks as well.
The walk is brought to you by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.
The Rough-leg at left, photographed two weeks ago today, is a frequent flier — we can distinguish it by the missing tail feather.
Stay tuned to this blog for the latest Meadowlands raptor sightings.
Details of the walk follow.
Mike Girone reports:
I arrived in the Carillon area Monday around 2:45 p.m. and was greeted by a light-morph Rough-leg sitting atop a tree on the landfill. It flew over the retention pond and disappeared over the top of the Erie landfill in Harrier Meadow. Presumably the same bird returned around 4:50 p.m. heading back to the larger landfill behind the retention pond.
Full report follows.
Because of the likelihood of snow and rain, we are cancelling the 10 a.m. walk at Laurel Hill.
E-mail Jim Wright — jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov if you have any questions.
These two were photographed three weeks ago at DeKorte. who are they?