Monthly Archives: December 2014

Ron Shields: Sunset Pix and Upcoming Talk

IMG_0440(1)-001Resident ace photographer Ron Shields passed along some sunset shots from last night — hard to decide which of the three is more amazing.

If you are a big fan of Ron’s photography (and who isn’t?), don’t miss his talk “Birds of the Meadowlands in just over two weeks in DeKorte Park. Maybe he’ll even include a sunset or two. Details follow.

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2014 in Review: November

http://meadowblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/1780064_674725865983965_6284163524223298760_o.jpgWe thought we’d look back at some of blog highlights from 2014, month by month, and showcase some of the great photography that folks have contributed. (Thanks to all!)

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November 4: Praying Mantis, Laurel Hill

November 5: More on that New Meadowlands Frog

November 7: Laurel Hill Falcons

November 10: Banded Peregrine in North Arlington

November 13: Now Appearing @ Mill Creek Marsh

November 20: Bird’s Eye Views of the Meadowlands

November 20: Hackensackian Godwit

November 21: Artist’s View of River Barge Park

November 24: Gray Ghost Patrols Disposal Road  (above)

November 26: Adult Bald Eagle by Disposal Road

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Ridgefield Monk Parakeet Update

IMG_8687The Ridgefield Monk Parakeet population seemed huge — up to 50 birds when we visited on Friday. Someone is ground-feeding the birds, for better or worse.

The birds are everywhere around the railroad bridge — but you’ll probably hear them before you see them. They are that loud.

2014 in Review: October

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Northern Shoveler photographed by Ron Shields

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

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Oct. 3: Am. Woodcock @ Our Banding Station

Oct. 8: Thapthucker @ River Barge Park

Oct. 9: Find the Moth!

Oct. 10: Unattractive Little Blue Heron

Oct. 12: Marbled Godwit @ DeKorte

Oct. 13: Ron Shields + Disposal Road = ‘Nuff Said

Oct. 20: What in the …?

Oct. 24: The Pelican Contest Winner Is…

Oct. 28: Losen Slote Creek Park Upgrade

Oct. 30: Ridgefield Park Bald Eagle Update

Oct. 30: Another Great Sunset Shot

Oct. 30: Banded Bird of the Day

Oct. 31: Lark Sparrow displaying.

2014 in Review: September

1.Cedar_waxwings_GangWe thought we’d look back at some of blog highlights from 2014, month by month, and showcase some of the great photography that folks have contributed. (Thanks to all!)

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Sept. 3: Where ‘Stool Pigeon’ Came From

Sept. 5: George the Pelican Up-close

Sept. 9: How Many of these Birds Can You ID?

Sept. 12: Banded Peregrine

September 19: Rare Turkey/Kestrel Hybrid?

Sept. 22: Mill Creek Marsh, Late September

Sept. 23: We’re Talkin’ Turtles Here

Sept. 25: The Birds of River Barge Park (Photo above by Muhammad Faizan)

Sept. 29: Take the Butterfly Challenge

Our Next Walk Is Next Week

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“Look, Ma! One foot!”

Kick off 2015 the right way with a free guided nature walk along the trails of scenic Mill Creek Marsh on New Year’s Day.

We are offering a 25-cent reward to the first person to see a Eurasian Green-winged Teal, a dollar (U.S.) to anyone who sees a Gyrfalcon, and a pat on the back to anyone who sees a No-Sho (Northern Shoveler, above).

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2014 in Review: August

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

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August 6: Wing-tagged Egret @ DeKorte

Aug. 7: Ridgefield’s Monk Parakeets

Aug. 8: Unusual Hackensack River Fish (Above, photo by Drew McQuade for meadowblog)

Aug. 11: Giant Swallowtail @ DeKorte

Aug. 13: Marsh Discovery Trail Work Progressing

Aug. 14: Guess When the Pelican Will Leave

Aug. 18: Hackberry Emperor at DeKorte

Aug. 25; Meadowlands Bald Eagle eBook

Aug. 27: Butterflies Up-close

Aug. 28: Cross-billed Catbird @ Banding Station