Now all we need is a photo!
Link to previous rare Harp Seal sighting in Carlstadt is here. (It's also on Page 72 of The Nature of the Meadowlands.)
Link to April 2010 Harbor Seal sighting at River Barge Park (then under construction) is here.
Scroll down for Tuesday's Harbor Seal post, or click here.
We hoep to post more pix next week.
We'll look for and look for Ospreys, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipes and other spring arrivals, plus lingering winter waterfowl. Have been seeing Ring-necked Ducks, Hoodies, Buffleheads and more this week.
The two-hour walk begins at 10 a.m.
Here's a sample:
The first Meadowlands Red-Winged Blackbirds of Spring had been back for a few weeks now. Tthe “Spirit of the Marsh” is always a longed-for sight for me since childhood and especially welcome after a tough winter.
Their flashes of red and black felt even more special to see this season. With all the devastation, loss and despair caused by Sandy, the Red-Wings did my heart good upon their cheerful homecoming.
The call of the Killdeer could now be heard almost daily and their dance is center stage on all the open grassy places they could find – a sure sign that Spring would come again.
The Sounds of Spring were heard on my humble morning quest also. The Downy Woodpeckers drumming could be heard like a Ginger Baker solo throughout the woods.
The Chickadees’ Fee-Beee call softly drifted among the trees to signal all was as it should be. The Song Sparrows filled the meadows with music that could not help make anyone smile lucky enough to hear them.
The link is here.