We had a most enjoyable two-hour walk at Mehrhof Pond and the BCUA's Mehrhof Woods on Tuesday.
Don Torino (above) and Dave Hall of Bergen Audubon Society helped lead the way — pointing out hundreds upon hundreds of Ruddy Ducks, lots of Hooded Mergansers (left), and assorted Common Mergansers, Lesser Scaups, Northern Shovelers, and other ducks.
Also seen: DC Cormorants, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Redtail, Tree Sparrows a-plenty and a few Fox Sparrows.
The BCUA site is typically closed to the public, and we thank the utility for allowing us access. Because there is so little human activity, and because the pond is such a duck magnet this time of year, the birding is often excellent there.