Daily Archives: March 22, 2010

Bird Report: Yellowlegs, Yellow-Rumps & Snipe at DeKorte

  Chris Takacs reported seeing seven Greater Yellowlegs near the Carillon on the Transco Trail, and a Yellow-rumped Warbler on the Kingsland Overlook, on Monday a.m.  More of same on the way. (Thanks, Chris!)
   Rob Fanning reported two fly-over Wilson's Snipes by DeKorte Park on Sunday morning, and Ray Duffy reported seeing one Sunday evening. 
   Writes Ray: "The snipe was on the shore of the Teal Pond by the path out to the powerlines.  It flew out towards the Kingsland Impoundment and I didn't see it again."  (Thanks, Rob and Ray!)

First Weekend of Spring Walk: The Full List

   We had beautiful weather and a great turnout for our First Weekend of Spring Walk at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus.
   Highlights included a  Bald Eagle, one of the nesting Common Ravens, American Wigeon, Northern Flicker and a half-dozen Great Cormorants. 
    Bergen County Audubon led this walk, and Chapter President Betrh Goldberg filed the report and pic. (Thanks, Beth!)
   Full list follows.

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Killdeer on Disposal Road


    The Killdeer are all over Disposal Road these days — on the ground and in the air and shouting up a storm.
    We did a column about Killdeer for The South Bergenite earlier this month.
    Here it is:

   Officially, spring arrives on March 20 at 1:32 p.m., but signs of the changing season are in the air in the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s DeKorte Park and elsewhere in the region.

   Already, Red-Winged blackbirds can be seen and heard as they call from their phragmites perches, and a distinctive shorebird called the Killdeer has been making an early appearance at one of its favorite hangouts, near the AMVETS Carillon on Disposal Road.   

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