In fact, they might be bowling balls, and are probably still there (unless they split or were spared).
People throwing away bowling balls? Perhaps that's why the road is called Disposal Road.
We have two free talks and slide shows about our book "The Nature of the Meadowlands" next week — Monday night in Lyndhurst and Wednesday night in Ridgefield. Both events start at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.
For a recent review of the book, click here. More information on the book and event listings follow.
"The whole flock took off from the top of the hill, I noticed one was different from the others so I did the best I could in getting a shot in the rain."
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. (Thanks, Peregrine!)
Yesterday we saw a Wild Turkey in the Kearny cemetery on the corner of Schuyler Ave. and the Belleville Turnpike (it has been seen there sporadically for months. If you park in the CVS pharmacy lot in North Arlington, you can also count it on your Bergen County list (if you are into such lists). Did not see the turkey this a.m.
Yesterday, when the Shorebird Pool at DeKorte thawed, we had Common Merg, Hooded Merg, No. Shoveler, No. Pintail, GW Teal and Mallard. Shorebird Pool has refrozen, but something to keep in mind when the weather warms again.
Greg wanted to hear what readers of the blog thought about these tracks, and well, he got what he wished for – everything from coot to muskrat to platypus….
Greg himself wrote that "I don't have answers but I'm guessing that the first one is a duck, most likely a Mallard – Roy W. thinks it was an American Coot.
"Second one is most likely a Coyote because impression of the feet are to close to each other for a deer.
"Snow cover was about 8-10 inches high and a "local" cat would left an impression of his belly in the snow 🙂 "
We are going with platypus (or Mallard) and Coyote until proven otherwise. (Thanks, Greg!)
Highlights included four and twenty (Red-winged) Blackbirds; we are pleased to report that no pie was involved.
Also had our FOY Killdeer, making their semi-wonderful dentist-drill sounds.
Full list follows.
These photographs were taken earlier this month and show a mysterious animal tracks in the snow.
First one (the one with the "wings," above) was taken in the the Kearny Marsh.
Second one, on left, was taken on Disposal Road.
Would love to hear what readers of the blog think about these tracks…