Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Sunday DeKorte Walk Photos Part 2 of 2

Tree Swallows

Here’s the second batch of amazing photos from Sunday’s BCAS DeKorte walk courtesy of Joe Koscielny. Be sure to attend our next walk on Tuesday, April 18, at Harrier Meadow in North Arlington, from 10 am to noon. This is a great opportunity to explore a fantastic natural area that is normally closed to the public. We’ll be looking for spring migrants, waterfowl, raptors and more.

For more info contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Immature Bald Eagle

Ruddy Ducks

Ruddy Duck

Some Good News for Big Brown Bats

A story on NJ.com reports that Big Brown Bats are showing some resilience to white-nose syndrome, due┬áin part to their size, their range of hibernation spots and their ability to hunt during warm winter days, according to MacKenzie Hall, lead biologist of Fish and Wildlife’s endangered and non-game species program. But the overall news is still sobering: cave dwelling bat species continue to be devastated by the disease, Hall said, including little brown bats whose numbers were reduced by 98 percent in New Jersey.

DeKorte Walk Photos Part 1 of 2

“Tired” Turtle

Participants in Sunday’s Bergen County Audubon Society Nature Walk at DeKorte Park saw 35 species of willdlife, including a Red-winged Blackbird, Canvasbacks, a “tired” turtle and a Great Egret/ Thanks to the BCAS’ Joe Koscielny for these great photos! Scroll to the bottom of this post for a complete list of species, and we’ll have a second batch of photos from Joe in the noon hour.

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-winged Blackbird

Killdeer

Black ducks and Pintails

Canvasback and Ruddy Ducks

Great Egret

35 species total
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Canada Goose
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Mute Swan
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Mallard
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Northern Shoveler
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Green-winged Teal
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Canvasback
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Bufflehead
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Common Merganser
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Ruddy Duck
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Great Cormorant
1
Great Egret
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
1
Bald Eagle

Juvenile

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Red-tailed Hawk
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Killdeer
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Greater Yellowlegs
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Ring-billed Gull
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Herring Gull
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Great Black-backed Gull
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Mourning Dove
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Downy Woodpecker
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Tree Swallow
2
Black-capped Chickadee
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
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American Robin
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Northern Mockingbird
1
Fox Sparrow
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White-throated Sparrow
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Song Sparrow
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Northern Cardinal
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Red-winged Blackbird
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Common Grackle
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Brown-headed Cowbird