A quick lunchtime walk along DeKorte Park's Marsh Discovery Trail was filled with dining swallows and assorted ducks — plus a very aggressive Red-winged Blackbird who swooped close overhead on two occasions as we tried to get out of range as quickly as possible.
In the above photo, he can seen giving us the hairy eyeball. Clearly, this dude is protecting a nest. If walking the MDT, best to wear a hat and walk briskly.
In addition to our First Sunday free guided nature walk at DeKorte Park at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) will host a reception for nature photographer Herb Houghton on Sunday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center.
Herb's exhibit, “Herb Houghton Wildlife Photography,” is on display at the NJMC Flyway Gallery, in the Environment Center, through Friday, July 29.
The walk is co-sponsored by the Bergen Country Audubon Society. We hope you can join us for both events!