Daily Archives: December 4, 2012

Weird Stuff from Our Latest Cleanup

For some reason, people really enjoy finding weird stuff on our cleanups — kind of remind some of us of the old days of the Meadowlands. Yes, we washed our hands thoroughly after photographing them.

Here's the link to an earlier batch. (Speaking of which, we tried to read the message in the bottle. It was some preprinted notice about NJ Transit service — not anything to do with, say, a deserted island.)

Two more pix follow.

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Tuesday Teaser: 120412

Brandon Caswell writes:

"I saw this sparrow with a bunch of Tree and Savannah Sparrows late last month by those old ball fields about a quarter mile before you get to the train tracks/main entrance to DeKorte.

"The way it was hanging on the grass stem really stood out to me.  The call was unfamiliar to me.  I thought it was a marsh wren at first."

We have a couple of theories on ID. What do you think? (Thanks, Brandon!)

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