Daily Archives: December 23, 2009

Reminder: Bird Walk (Shrike Hike) on Tuesday

  On Tuesday at  10 a.m., the Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society are sponsoring a free two-hour guided walk  at DeKorte Park.

  We’ll look for the Northern Shrike, and also look at waterfowl and raptors and whatever else is around.

    Last year at this time, we had the Snowy Owls and a Eurasian Green-winged Teal.

   To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS here or call 201-636-4022.

The Disposal Road Shrike Continues (122309)

IMG_3909-1   Ray Gilbert saw the Northern Shrike eating lunch (a mouse) at noon at the Retention Pond across from the Carillon on Disposal Road. (Thanks, Ray!)

   We found the shrike again at 12:50 on the Kingsland Landfill closer to DeKorte. (Photo on the right.)

   Ray also had a Bald Eagle through his spotting scope; the bird was flying across DeKorte toward 1-E.

   To see earlier key shrike posts and photos, click here and scroll down.

2009, A Look Back: April

IMG_3362     The year 2009 marked the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's 40th anniversary and a major expansion of our nature programs. We thought we'd celebrate by looking back at 2009, month by month.
   Here are some highlights from April.

    April 1: Rare Turtle Video

    April 3: Tree Swallow Boxes Are Back

    April 8: DeKorte Park Is In Its Spring Finery

     April 16: The Ravens of Laurel Hill     

     April 20: Raven vs. Redtail

     April 23: Muskrat at DeKorte

     April 24: The Barn Swallows Are Back