Had a bracing walk with Bergen County Audubon at Mill Creek Marsh yesterday morning, with a total of 25 species seen.
Peregrine and Kestrel gave us nice looks and flew in fairly close, and also enjoyed watching American Goldfinches chowing down on Sweetgum fruit balls (right, though not a very good pic).
Did we mention we had a great group of participants?
Full list follows.
Mike Goodnough writes:
Just thought I’d mention a cool sighting I had on Sunday afternoon. I had just pulled out of the parking lot at DeKorte and right up on the very exposed grassy ridge line to the left (just past the train tracks) was a very healthy-looking coyote.
He was just checking things out and I quickly pulled over to grab a shot of him but a car came zipping up, saw him too and came to a quick stop right parallel to where he was thus scaring him off.
I was totally bummed to not get a pic but thought it was worth sharing since I know coyote sightings are somewhat uncommon – though perhaps not rare…
Looked like he was well-fed. Certainly a lot healthier looking than the spindly one I saw in Montclair a few years back near Watchung Reservation.
Hopefully if I see him again I’ll get a shot sometime.
Ron Shield passed along these recent shots from DeKorte Park. Can you I.D. all five?
Hint: One is an impostor! (Thanks, Ron!)