NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse and photographer Roy Woodford saw a Little Blue Heron in Harrier Meadow this morning during bird banding. (Thanks for photo, Roy!)
If the bird is still around on Sunday (or we find any other great birds), the NJMC and Bergen Audubon Society will have a brief Harrier Meadow walk at 3 p.m. for those who want to see it.
Call Jim Wright between 12:30 and 1 p.m. or after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday — 201-469-7349 — to see if the bird's there and the walk is on.
Our latest "Focus on the Meadowlands" post for wildnewjersey.tv features photos of a recent DeKorte Park sunrise, those April Fool's Day walk Pink Flamingos, and nesting Tree Swallows.
The link is here.
Just a reminder that our first "Birding for Beginners" class is Sunday at 1 p.m. at DeKorte Park in the Meadowlands Environment Center auditorium.
A bief talk and slide show on bird identification will be followed by a walk around DeKorte Park. (You can also join us for just the walk, which will likely begin shortly after 1:30 p.m.)
Full info follows.
We are getting reports of Common Raven sightings at Laurel Hill, but we have not seen much activity at the nest, and the site typically has a lot more whitewash at this point in nesting season.
Please e-mail Jim Wright at jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov if you see activity at the nest — or other significant raven sightings. Photos are always appreciated.
We are still hoping to a few new little heads pop up above the nest in early May — but just wondering…
Did a quick walk around Lyndhurst Nature Reserve in DeKorte Park yesterday to see what might be around for Sunday's Birding for Beginners Class."
Had 29 species in 30 minutes, including the first (of a bazillion) Yellow-rumped Warblers and some of those darn Brown-headed Cowbirds.
(A Brown-headed Cowbird on Friday the 13th — what could be better luck?)
Full list follows.