Meadowlands Commission Naturalist Michael Newhouse reports:
Yesterday, Kate Ruskin of New Jersey Audubon spotted a juvenile White Ibis in Harrier Meadow [see description of this North Arlington site in next post].
Commission staffers saw the bird again this morning.
This area is restricted to the public, but if anyone would like to try for the bird during working hours, please contact me at 201-460-1095 or email me at michael.newhouse (at) njmeadowlands.gov
Click "Continue reading" to see a list of other birds seen at the site this morning.
Harrier Meadow is a 70-acre Meadowlands Commission marsh restoration site in North Arlington. (The link includes a nice aerial shot of the site.)
Harrier Meadow includes high marsh, meadows, tidal impoundment areas and mudflats.
On a check of the site not too long ago, we saw many dragonflies, peeps by the thousands, a gadwall with ducklings, plus egrets and herons, pheasants and a northern flicker.
Yesterday, we saw peeps galore, dozens of great egrets and snowy egrets, great blue herons, laughing gulls and more.
Because of its location (you have to go through a landfill) and associated liability issues, the meadow is usually closed to the public.