Daily Archives: December 19, 2014

Sunset Mike’s Meadowlands Videos: Part Four

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Mike Maddaloni writes:

Someone commented that they never saw my Time Lapse footage from Winter 2013, and I pondered on that, because I produced it last year, uploaded it, but “forgot to tell people about it”?

In a way that does sound like me, but just in case, that’s a really interesting video that I’d be honored to share on the blog as well. In some ways it’s even better than my more recent posted videos because,  in my humble opinion, it was from a time I wasn’t trying all these fancy things with the time lapses and equipment, just the basic capturing of great skies and sunsets.

I think this makes the video more impactful. The viewer is just concentrating on the majesty of the sunsets around the park (and is not distracted by other things like camera motions).

Some shots are from Ringwood, but 90 percent are all DeKorte and Disposal Road.

What’s Your Favorite Meadowlands Birding Spot?

We are testing our new polling software to see if it actually works, so please help out and vote for your favorite birding spot in the Meadowlands.

If you like Losen Slote Creek Park or River Barge Park for birding, please choose “other” and write them in!

Because this is a test, the results will not be binding, whatever that means.

2014 in Review: January

Dennis Rough-leggedhwk

Photo copyright 2014, Dennis Cheeseman

We thought we’d look back at some of blog highlights from 2014, starting with January, and showcase some of the great photography that folks have contributed. (Thanks to all!)

Just click on the text to link to the post.

January 1: American Eagle Airlines

January 9: Rough-legged Hawks @ Disposal Road  (above)

January 13: Marco Van Brabant’s DeKorte Deep Freeze Pix

January 15: Don Torino’s Column on Bald Eagles

January 20: Bird Vs. Fish: Part One

January 20: Bird Vs. Fish: Part Two

January 21: Posts of DeKorte Snowy Owl Pix

January  30: Lapland Longspur at Laurel Hill

January 31: Snowy Owl Pellet Up-close