Nellie Tsipoura of New Jersey Audubon writes:
As part of the Harbor Herons project, We are trying to locate nighttime roosts of egrets in the Meadowlands and other locales.
We are wondering if any folks who read this blog might know of potential roost sites or have seen large concentrations of egrets at dusk or dawn in the Meadowlands around this time of year.
You can e-mail Nellie at nellie.tsipoura [at] njaudubon.org. Thanks!
Can anyone help us ID this upside-side skipper we photographed on Wednesday at Jill's Butterfly Garden?
We also saw a Black Swallowtail, a bit worn Painted Lady and a Snowberry Clear-winged Moth.
Would love to hear/see what folks see at the Butterfly Garden this weekend.
A couple of folks showed up for Tuesday's walk, including a birder who had never been to Harrier Meadow, so we took them on a quick tour before the rains hit.
High winds kept the dicky birds hunkered down, but we did get serval raptors and herons.
Full list follows, thank to Denise Farrell of Bergen County Audubon Society!
Save the date: Our next guided walk is Sunday, Oct. 7, at the incredible Mill Creek Marsh, especially beautiful this time of the year.
The walk, sponsored by the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society, begins at 10 a.m. at the trail's entrance, just off Park Plaza Drive. (Directions are on the left-hand side of this blog.)
For a list of birds we saw at Mill Creek during an October walk last year, click here.
For the full listing, click here.