Daily Archives: October 22, 2008

HARRIER MEADOW: November walks announced

  IMG_1473-1    The Meadowlands Commission is happy to announce three free Harrier Meadow guided walks in November.

 There will be two Wednesday morning walks, at 9 a.m. on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19, and one Saturday morning walk at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 15 – all open on a first-come, first-accepted basis, and space is limited.

 NJMC Naturalist Michael Newhouse will lead the weekday walks. Communications Officer Jim Wright will lead the Saturday walk – but be aware that while Jim knows the site, he is not an expert birder.

   On the last walks we saw plenty of raptors and waterfowl, including the American Kestrel above.

   We are also open to suggestions and requests.  Those who sign up a walk will be notified and updated. Note: You will be required to sign a limited liability release …

    If you are a teacher or member of a nature group that would like a group Harrier walk, e-mail Jim. …

BIRDING: Amazing Flickers


     With winter approaching, these large migratory woodpeckers seem to be extra busy these days. We photographed this guy in the North Arlington.
     Curious fact of the day: Northern Flickers have incredibly long tongues — the better to catch ants and other insects with.
   More on Northern Flickers here.