Bird Report 121209 Part Two

   Ray Duffy reports he saw the shrike this afternoon on Disposal Road …

   He took some pix — a link is here.

  We will look for this bird on our walk tomorrow, which begins at 10 a.m. with a raptor talk at DeKorte Park.

   Neil Maruca reports: "Cold but fun day in the northern Meadowlands.   Certain locations were iced over (Skeetkill Marsh, Mill Creek), the ones that weren't (Mehrhof Pond, Cromakill Creek Marsh) had good waterfowl counts.

  "Mehrhof held 800+ Ruddies, a Pied Billed Grebe, all 3 merganser sp. (including 30 Hooded! ), 31 Lesser Scaup, 3 Ring Necked Ducks, 1 Greater Scaup, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, GW Teal and 5 Great Blue Herons.

   "Cromakill Creek had 400+ Green Wing Teal & 52 Killdeer.

  "Mill Creek Marsh had terrific views of a Grey Ghost harrier coursing the area,  Mill Creek Point Marsh (1) and Oritani Marsh also had harriers today."

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