Edna Duffy of Secaucus summed up the first day nicely (Thanks, Edna!):
"Two-hundred-plus people enjoyed themselves [Saturday] at the sixth annual Meadowlands Birding Festival.
"Great birds, including flyover Hudsonian Godwit and Red-necked Phalarope. Early boat ride this morning on the Hackensack River had a Bald Eagle steal a fish from an Osprey. Yellow-Crowned Night-Herons and Common Moorhen seen as well."
Staff Writer Rich Cowen of The Record had a great story on the event in the Sunday paper.
We especially loved this part: "Birds know — and so do bird-watchers — that the best place to escape all that concrete, steel and glass is the 8,000-acre swamp-turned-sanctuary that we call the Meadowlands. This green oasis, a favorite stopover for nearly 300 species of birds, on Saturday played host to the sixth annual New Jersey Meadowlands Festival of Birding."
The link is here.
A big "Thank-you" goes out to all who participated.