The Lower Hudson Bird Count went off yesterday despite the snow. I was with NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse, the BCAS' Don Torino, and birder/photographer Kevin Watson.
We looked for the shrike and visited Harrier Meadow, two balers, two landfills, a Hackensack River marina and a Hackensack River marsh.
Highlights included a Barn Owl, lots of Snow Buntings, a Meadowlark, a Rough-legged Hawk, and a lot of Horned Larks.
No, we did not get the Northern Shrike yesterday, but it was not for a lack of trying.
Click Continue reading for more pics (including a Cooper's Hawk and Dark-eyed Junco) and the full list.
American Tree Sparrow-51
Great Black-Back Gull-6
Great Blue Heron-3