We shot this heron video Friday and edited over the weekend. The video should be played with the volume on.
We did not see the tricolored heron on Monday morning.
Photo below was taken by James Kuehlke on Friday.
Update: Heron was still here toward the beginning of the Marsh Discovery Trail as of 4 p.m. Friday. He was near the second structure on the right as you walk in. Fabulous looks at the bird.
The tide gate is opening at the impoundment soon, and the water level will drop — no guarantee the tricolored will stay much longer.
We are told the bird was first seen at DeKorte on Tuesday. If you have a significant sighting in the Meadowlands, please e-mail Jim Wright.
I hope to post a video on Monday.
We were walking along the Marsh Discovery Trail around 3:30 p.m. Thursday when we saw this amazing (and very small) heron walking in front of us.
The juvenile tricolored was not skittish at all, and as a family neared him as they walked along the boardwalk, he hoped in the water by the boardwalk, then perched on a handrail (above), then flew.
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We saw this immature tricolored heron walking down the boardwalk at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst.
More on tricolored herons here.
Will post more pix of this cute little guy on Friday.