The Meadowlands Commission has made some daring bird rescues in the past, but Kirk Weber, one of the guides on our pontoon boat cruises, may have won top prize on Tuesday evening.
His boat was headed along the Hackensack River when someone noticed a gull stuck to a piling.
Annette Hergert of Westfield was on the cruise with her husband and a camera, and she sent Kirk several photos.
Kirk describes her as "a great lady and far and away the strongest proponent of the rescue effort."
The story, more photos, and links to earlier rescues follow.
Our latest post on "Focus on the Meadowlands" on wildnewjersey.tv features a photo that proves a bird in the hand is worth …, plus a shot of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's new River Barge Park and Marina, and pic of that American Avocet still hanging out in Harrier Meadow (last time we checked).
The link is here.
John Gavin of The Record had a nice story on the dedication of River Barge park yesterday.
Link is here.