Join the BCAS for what promises to be a great walk at Mill Creek Marsh tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 10 am to noon. They’ll be looking for raptors, migrating shorebirds, egrets, herons and more. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-230-4983.
Chris Takacs reports observing a Wilson’s Pharalope today from the gazebo at DeKorte Park. There are usually only one or two of these birds sited in the Meadowlands each year, as they usually migrate further west. If any readers were able to get a photo please send to email@example.com
For more on the Wilson’s Phalarope click here
This week I found myself on my hands and knees crawling around a thick patch of Milkweed on my quest to find some Monarch caterpillars. My eyes, not nearly what they use to be, now find it much harder to find the insects, birds and other critters that I once found so easily not that very long ago.
Observing the natural world on all fours at 60-plus years old may not be a pretty sight for the casual observer, especially on my repeated attempts to get back on my feet, but I felt like I was 10-years old again. I could almost hear my father whistling for me to come home for dinner. I was just about ready to brush the mud from my knees and run home before I got myself into trouble…again.
Thanks to Ron Shields for keeping us updated on the shorebird action at the Kearny Marsh. Enjoy these wonderful photos!