Daily Archives: May 18, 2009

Marsh Wren plus

Marsh Wren 5-16-10     Birder/photographer Dave Rotondi writes:
   "DeKorte continues to amaze with its diversity.  There's something new around every corner!
   "I was lucky enough to have a Forster's Tern display for me and have a Marsh Wren serenade me with its tail straight up in the air.  Too bad it was overcast this morning, but I wanted to share these pics with the blog."
    Dave also had Cedar Waxwings on the Kinglsand Overlook Trail over the weekend.
   Click "Continue reading …" for Dave's shot of the Forster's Tern.

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Nighthawks — how you can help!

   Common Nighthawks have been seen in the Meadowlands of late.
   We saw this guy (above) flying around the former 1-E Landfill in North Arlington last week, and birder Ray Duffy reported seeing one near an Office Building on Chubb Avenue in Lyndhurst a few days earlier.

   Nighthawks and other members of the Nightjar family aren't seen that often in these parts — to the point where the New Jersey Audubon Society does not include the Meadowlands in its annual Nightjar study, a project done in cooperation with NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife's Endangered and Non-game Species Program.
   That status could change if enough Nightjars are seen and reported here this year.
   If you see a Nightjar in the Meadowlands, or want more information about the Nightjar survey, please e-mail Kristin Mylecraine at this e-mail address.

   For more on the national Nightjar study, click here.

   For a list of the existing Nightjar survey points in New Jersey, click "Continue reading…" immediately below.

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