To say we saw it at a distance is an understatement, but … we definitely saw the Snowy Owl in a marsh by the Hackensack River again today. The photo above is a huge enlargement from an image taken with a 400mm lens. (A big thanks to NJMC staffers Drew McQuade and Amanda Iveson and a distant Muskrat for finding the bird.)
The owl was also seen near there on Monday. Link to those (better) photos is here.
It’s a beautiful Garter Snake, but you have to scroll down to see it, in deference to those who dislke snakes and photos thereof.
Schmidt’s Woods, of course, is in Secaucus, and a great place to see spring warblers.
(Thanks, Ray!) Continue reading
We saw quite a few of these catkins on the free guided Harrier Meadow walk on Tuesday, but could not figure out what kind. Somebody suggested feral catkins, but that just seemed wrong. Can you help?
Allan Sanford writes:
I parked on disposal road Friday after hearing the honk of several Ring-necked Pheasants. Knowing they hide very well, I waited for an hour to see this guy come out and do his crows.
I saw a couple more during this time. They are great to see. Add the sound and it is amazing. I’ve always heard them but never witnessed their display until now. It was worth the wait. (Thanks, Allan!)