We had a full-house for our Harrier Meadow walk last Friday morning.
The weather was great, and so were the birds — we had 42 species, including Orchard Oriole and Dunlin (above, amid sandpipers), plus some Diamondback Terrapins sunning themselves on an old truck tire (right).
For the first time on one of these walks, we did not see a raptor — until the very last minute, when one was seen perched in the distance, chowing down on something formerly animate.
Click here for previous Harrier Meadow walk posts.
Click "Continue reading…" for the full list, compiled by birder Ray Duffy, and shots of the group, the Orchard Oriole and an irresistible Swan "under arm."
Thanks for compiling the list, Ray!
Harrier Meadow, North Arlington
May 22, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
42 species, plus Diamondback Terrapins
American Black Duck
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)