Ron Shields and Ray Duffy saw a male Northern Pintail last yesterday with a flock of mallards near Teal Pool, or in Teal Pool, in DeKorte Park.
A cursory look this morning did not find the bird, but it could still be around.
Yesterday we posted a column about the new Sensory Garden, and this photo by Ed Rumain is a timely reminder that the garden can also be a great place to look for mushrooms. (Although it was a tad lean last time we checked.)
If anyone can ID this beauty, photographed by Ed in the garden last month …
One recent Friday afternoon, we got word from an NJMC staffer that the remains of a large, dead banded bird were atop a closed North Arlington landfill.
By the time we could investigate the following week, we could find no trace of the bird — just these pale feathers.
Anyone want venture a theory on what kind of bird it was, based on these very light (in more ways than one) feathers?