Just got late word of a Snow Bunting seen on Disposal Road by DeKorte Park on Friday (right after we left, of course!). Ron Shields passed along this photo. (Thanks, Ron!)
A Snow Bunting was seen near the Celery Farm in Allendale (north of Paramus on Route 17) this weekend. These guys are usually seen in flocks, but you never know,
Julie McCall reports: "Today turned out to be a good birding day at DeKorte Park and adjacent Disposal Road. The snowstorm and its results cancelled a prior engagement I had and freed me up to go to a program at the NJ Meadowlands Environmental Center, in which a naturalist from the Catskills came to do a family-oriented talk on raptors and reptiles.
(I got up close and personal looks at a Red-tailed Hawk, a Turkey Vulture, a Peregrine Falcon, a Harris Hawk, and a Eurasian Eagle Owl, as well as a corn snake and a young alligator.)
I birded on my way in and on my way out, and the results were pleasing, including the Northern Shrike and a Bald Eagle.
Don Torino reports: "Spent a great morning at Mill Creek Marsh. It looked just beautiful with the snow blanketing the marsh.
"The Snow is deep so the going was tough. The trail is best done with x-country skis or snowshoes — at least until the snow level goes down. some nice birds, too:
5- Hooded Merg.
25+ Green-Winged Teals
White-Throated, Song and Fox Sparrows
3 or 4 Mockingbirds
Amazing photos of great blue herons, butterflies, ospreys and other wildlife by photographer Douglas Goodell are featured at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Flyway Gallery through March.
The free exhibit, “Portraits of Nature,” runs through Friday, March 26.
A Ridgewood resident, Goodell is the co-author of “Jungle of the Maya” (a coffee-table book about the Central American rainforest) and “Duck Enough to Fly” (a photography-driven children's book).
Goodell also was a major contributor to “In the Presence of Nature” (a coffee-table book about a nearby natural area). He is currently working on a book about photography in Costa Rica.