At left was one of the highlights — a nice flight of Northern Pintail flying overhead as we walked along the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve Trail.
All told (or is it all tolled?), we counted nine species of duck, including Bufflehead and plenty of lazing Canvasback.
We also had early Killdeer and lingering White-crowned Sparrow (in the usual spot, nearly the security guard booth).
Non-bird sightings included an early slider and the unofficial mammal of the Meadowlands, the Muskrat.
We did not see the shrike, though it wasn't for a lack of trying.