Ray Duffy writes:
Last night, I saw two Osprey at Laurel Hill. One was perched on the electric tower and briefly landed on the bridge nest. A second Osprey flew in from the west, the one that was there flew out to meet it, I'm not sure if it was courtship or territorial dispute, there was a brief chase where they were obscurred by the bridge. One returned to the electrical tower, the second continued flying east over Laurel Hill.
Both ravens are still present at the nesting site.
I had 2 Wilson's Snipe fly out of the area where the Woodcocks usually call from. I waited until about 8 p.m., when I turned on my lights to leave, I had a third snipe feeding on the lawn in front of my car.
Ray's observations of a likely leucistic Am. Robin follow. (Thanks, Ray!)
Roy Woodford asks:
“Who’s the Red-necked Grebe stalker with a 600mm f/4 + 1.4x TC?”
We don’t know what Roy is saying exactly, but the person in the photo doesn’t look like a hillbilly to us. (There is a joke in there somewhere.)
The NJMC's Mike Newhouse reported a pair of Ospreys on the nesting platform along Valley Brook Avenue yesterday, and Mike Britt saw an Osprey by the nesting sites near Laurel Hill.
Though there are no real signs of nesting activity yet, it should begin shortly. E-mail us if you see any Ospreys on nests. The Meadwolands had five successful nests last year. (Thanks, Mike and Mike!)
… sprung at DeKorte Park.
This one is Dennis Cheeseman's fault. What kind of gull is this?
(Think "joke.") (Thanks, Dennis, at least until people start groaning.)