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Mill Creek Marsh Walk Tomorrow March 21!

Celebrate the start of spring by joining the Bergen County Audubon Society for a guided walk on the Mill Creek Marsh trail tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, from 10 am to noon. Mill Creek Marsh is a wonderful place this time of year to see waterfowl and raptors. Don’t miss out!

Park and meet in the lot behind Bob’s Discount Furniture in Mill Creek Mall.

For more information contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Magnificent Red Tailed Hawk

It’s back to the future time. We end the week with a series of splendid photos taken this past Monday of a majestic Red-Tailed Hawk by Mickey Raine at DeKorte Park. As Mickey writes, “This regal specimen of power and grace … is nearly flawless in its beauty.” Indeed. Have a great weekend everyone!

Woodcocks and Robins Need Your Help!

This week’s storm was very bad news for Woodcocks and Robins and other birds that feed on insects. The ground is like concrete and the earthworms and berries that the birds, respecitvely, feed on are very hard to come by. So how can you help? Former NJMC naturalist Don Smith recommends going to your local outdoor bird store (Wildbirds Unlimited in Paramus is a major supplier) and purchasing freeze-dried mealworms for Woodcocks, who rely almost entirely on earthworms for their diet. For Robins, it’s best to place dried blueberries and currants. Don and Gaby Bennett-Meany have been laying out food at DeKorte Park.

For Woodcocks: Do not place the worms in the open – other birds may get them first. Instead, put them under shrubs and wooded areas where they hunt.

Mill Creek Marsh Walk Tuesday March 21!

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society for a guided walk on the Mill Creek Marsh trail on Tuesday, March 21, from 10 am to noon. Mill Creek Marsh is a wonderful place this time of year to see wintering birds, waterfowl and raptors. Don’t miss out!

Park and meet in the lot behind Bob’s Discount Furniture in Mill Creek Mall.

For more information contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: The Decline of the Wood Thrush – And How We Can Help

There is no more beautiful sound in the forest than the Wood Thrush. I grew up mesmerized by their melodious calls in the woods of Teterboro and Losen Slote. Their magical, flute-like sound echoes at dawn throughout the woods of the northeast in spring and summer, but those signature notes of the woods have been fast disappearing to the point where New Jersey Fish & Wildlife has declared the Wood thrush a species of “Special Concern.”

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A New Day Dawns

Hope everyone was able to stay warm yesterday! As the sun rose on DeKorte this morning Mickey Raine was here to document the proceedings. Looking forward to seeing great landscape and wildlife photos in the coming days. Send your photos to brian.aberback@njmeadowlands.gov.  We’re always looking for newcomers so please encourage your friends to do so as well.

Brian