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Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Welcoming Sparrows to Your Backyard

 

White-crowned Sparrow

Late fall and winter brings my favorite family of birds to the Meadowlands and to my backyard: Sparrows. This may sound a little strange to folks that have not been drawn into the wonderful, diverse world of Sparrows, but there is a lot more to these LBJ’s (Little Brown Jobs) then you might think.

Our native sparrows are beautiful, fascinating and travel from as far away as Sub Arctic Canada to spend the fall and winter months in the Meadowlands and even in your very own New Jersey backyards.

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Yesterday’s BCAS Disposal Road/DeKorte Park Nature Walk: Bald Eagles and Many, Many Ducks

Those who came out to yesterday’s Bergen County Audubon Society Nature Walk along Disposal Road and in DeKorte Park were treated to Bald Eagles and a plethora of ducks. Thanks to Dee De Santis for snapping these fantastic photos!

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintails

Mallard

Mallards

Female Bufflehead

Mallard

Female Mallard