We had a veritable three-way tie in Sunday's contest to identify the most bogus bird species on our April Fool's Day walk. (Bogus birds are here.)
As a tiebreaker, we pulled a name out of an N.J. Meadowlands Commission cap. The grand-prize winner, of a two-hour NJMC pontoon-boat cruise this summer, is Lee Magadini of Hoboken.
First runners-up were Toy Gordon of North Bergen and Kathy Sauerborn. They won a signed copy of a print of an illustration of an Osprey over DeKorte Park — from "Meadowlands," by Thomas F. Yezerski (below), now available at the Tideland Treasures Gift Shop in the MEC.
Greg Miller passed along some recent shots, including this odd Canada Goose, above. Is it in molt, a tad leucistic or…? Your thoughts most welcome.
Photo of an Osprey with a fish, and a Brown Creeper, follow. There have been many Brown Creeper sightings in the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve of late, and Edna Duffy reports seeing an Osrey bringing nesting materials to the Kearny nest.
(Thanks, Greg, and thanks, Edna.)
On Sunday's walk, and just before it, we saw one common Meadwlands mammal (the Common Muskrat, below) and one much tougher to see (the Meadow Vole, above).
More on muskrats here.
More on Meadow Voles here.