Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

DeKorte Bird Report

Rick Wright posted on JerseyBirds that "there was a Western Palm Warbler in the parking lot of the Meadowlands Commission Dekorte Park [Wednesday] afternoon, looking quite at home in the warm weather. The pond on nearby Clay Avenue had three Greater Yellowlegs."

Thanks, Rick.

Happy Woodchuck Day!

In honor of Groundhog Day, here's a video we did in June 2008, before the blog was up and running.

We will check on Lyndhurst Larry today and report any activity.

The one-minute video features a woodchuck looking out of its den on a path in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, when Junior butts in. (Best played with audio on.)

For more information on this abundant Meadowlands mammal, click here.

Note: We realize that it is a bad idea to take hang out in front of birds' nests or mammals' dens in an effort to get a family portrait. The animals feel threatened and cannot escape.

For this video, we used a trick we learned minutes earlier from a professional video cameraman: You put the video-cam on a tripod not too far from entrance, hit "record," and walk away.

Later on, you come back, retrieve the camera and see what you caught on video. 🙂