On the Mill Creek Marsh Walk yesterday, we got a tip from NJMC Naturalists Mike Newhouse and Gabrielle Bennett-Meany that there was an immature Little Blue Heron and a Pied-billed Grebe at Harrier Meadow.
A few hard-core birders joined the BCAS's Don Torino and me for a look-see. All of us saw the Little Blue, and a few of us saw the Pied-billed Grebe, who was hangin' (floatin') with a dozen Common Mergs.
I had been trying for more than a year to get a decent shot of the Pied-billed — this was as close as I have gotten so far. The little guy dived, and I never saw him surface… the Houdini Bird.
More on Little Blue Herons here.
More on Pied-billed Grebes here.