Super Bird Sunday Deja Vu

Mockingbird

We’ll start today like we did yesterday, with more Super Bird Sunday photos from Dee DeSantis taken at the DeKorte walk on Feb. 5. This is the second of two posts of Dee’s photos. Be sure to scroll down and check out her photos from yesterday if you haven’t seen them yet!

Hooded Mergansers

Swans

More Super Bird Sunday Pics

Robin

Good morning! We’ll start the week with the first of two batches of Super Bird Sunday photos taken by Dee DeSantis at DeKorte on Feb. 5. More to come. Thanks Dee!

Don’t miss the next Bergen County Audubon Society guided Meadowlands Nature Walk, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10 am to noon at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. They’ll be looking for ducks, raptors, wintering birds and more. For more info contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Bufflehead

Cardinal

Pintails

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: A Birding Friend Passes On

I can’t say I knew him very well. We never exchanged Christmas presents or birthday cards. No family dinners or formal gatherings, no graduations or Baptisms. Never sure about his family situation or what relatives he may have, had but we loved birding together and that was all we needed to know.

This past week I received the sad news that my longtime birding friend and former BCAS board member Dick Engsberg passed away. I first met Dick when I joined Bergen County Audubon many years ago. He was a scholarly, soft spoken man, kindly and knowledgeable but most important he loved the birds and allowed me the honor and privilege of accompanying him into the field.

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Tonight: Meadowlands in the Ice Age

What did the Meadowlands look like during the Ice Age and how did its early formation as Glacial Lake Hackensack come about? You can find out at a talk tonight, Feb. 7, at the Montclair Public Library. The presentation by Montclair State University geology professor Greg Pope will explore the prehistoric Montclair landscape and that of surrounding areas, including the Meadowlands. For more info click here

Super Bird Sunday Recap

Some 60 nature enthusiasts took advantage of a nice brisk morning to enjoy DeKorte Park before settling in for the big game. Cardinals, “Giant” great blue herons and “woodpackers”  were spotted on the football themed walk, along with our resident Lapland Longspur and some Pied-billed Grebe. We’ll have more photos later.

Our next walk is Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus. We’ll keep an eye out for ducks, raptors and wintering birds. For more info email greatauk4@gmail.com or call 201-230-4983.