The area by DeKorte Park continues to be Raptorville, with frequent sightings of Rough-legged Hawks (the photo above was taken early Friday afternoon), American Kestrels, Red-Tails, and Northern Harriers.
Peregrines, Bald Eagles, a Cooper's Hawk and assorted owls have been seen fairly regularly as well.
That's eight or more raptor species…
Our favorite performers were female and male Red-breasted Mergansers.
These ducks are amazing. We timed the pair of diving ducks when they dived, and they could stay underwater for 35 seconds and more a time in the bone-chilling Hackensack.
At left, the female takes the plunge.
Also on view were several Northern Pintails and Hooded Mergansers.
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