Birder Ray Duffy reports:
I visited DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst Thursday afternoon around 3:45 p.m. It was low tide when I arrived and the pools filled up.
The three highlight birds were:
* The juvenile Tricolored Heron which is still present along the Marsh Discovery Trail. He got flushed as I walked the trail and he camped out near the group of phragmites near the Environmental Center.
* I also spotted a Scaup. I think it is a Lesser, but it’s kind of tough to tell as he was feeding in the mud, I’ve included pics, I’d appreciate a second opinion.
*I also spotted a Laughing Gull, my first for Bergen county this year.
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Thursday July 31
40 Species – Low Tide to Tide Coming in. 3:45 p.m. -6:15 p.m.
1 American Black Duck
1 Lesser/Greater Scaup
1 Tricolored Heron
1 Red-tailed Hawk
6 Semipalmated Plover
1 Greater Yellowlegs
14 Lesser Yellowegs
16 Short-billed Dowitchers
1 Laughing Gull
2 Red-eyed Vireos
6 Yellow Warblers