Ron Shields saw the Horned Grebe again this afternoon in Teal Pool out toward the Saw Mill Creek Trail. It was hanging out with a few Ruddies.
Chris Takacs had it, too. Others checked but came up empty — but the bird is still around. (Thanks, Ron, Chris!)
Will check again tomorrow. Lots of other ducks around — Canvasback, GW Teal, No. Pintail, No. Shoveler, Common Merg, Bufflehead and Black Duck.
Michael Addis reports: "This photo was taken at 6:57 p.m. on Monday, March 7, as the International Space Station (bright white line) and the Shuttle Discovery (fainter line in bottom right corner) crossed overhead.
"We watched until it went into the Earth's shadow at which time it disappeared from view.
"There appears to be a third satellite in the photo. The ISS is only visible in our area until March 19. Information is available on NASA's website."
(Thanks, Michael, and congrats to Dave Rotondi for getting the right answer!)
Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society, who help lead the Meadowlands Commission regular walks, filed a post on wildnewjersey.tv about Karen and Bruce Riede of Ridgefield, a pair of conservationists who have helped with the town's natural areas immeasurably and have helped protect Ridgefield's Monk Parakeets.
The link is here.
Our next free nature walk is Sunday at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus at 10 a.m.
In the photo above the park is at the base of the cliffs. That's the Hackensack River on right and in background.
Directions are in the left-hand column of this blog. Full info follows.
Tuesday really felt like a change of seasons — Sunshine, a light breeze and some nice new arrivals — Tree Swallows and Greater Yellowlegs.
A congenial group of birders was treated to great looks at a Horned Grebe and nine species of duck on our monthly Third-Tuesday Walk at DeKorte Park, sponsored by the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society. In all we had 31 species.
Full list follows.