Daily Archives: March 24, 2010

2 Bald Eagles at DeKorte


   We took a late lunch today, and so did these two adult Bald Eagles. They opted for fish, and chose to dine in the Saw Mill Creek Tidal Impoundment, along the Transco Trail not far from the (currently closed) entrance to the Marsh Discovery Trail.
   The eagles were seen around 1 p.m., and again at 1:15 in the same area. The gulls on the left were not happy and harassed one of the eagles, below.
   We'll try to post another pic of two later.IMG_2139-1

Bird Report 032310

   Chris Takacs reports: "Over the last couple of days in DeKorte Park and the surrounding areas, I saw 6-9 Greater Yellowlegs (2 at Clay Ave. Wetlands Tuesday), 1 Female Common Goldeneye, 6-9 White-crowned Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warbler – first I've seen there this spring – Osprey along Disposal Rd. perched eating fish, 100+ Shovelers."  (Thanks, Chris!)
   Ray Duffy reports seeuing his First-of -the-year Osprey perched near Chubb Avenue in Lyndhurst. (Thanks, Ray!)

Snakes Galore

   We know that some people hate seeing photos of snakes, so you'll have to click the "Continue reading…" line below to see some really nifty photos that Laura Machuca of the Meadowlands Conservation Trust took of a coil of Garter Snakes at Skeetkill Creek Marsh Park in Ridgefield last Thursday. (Thanks, Laura!)
   The MCT was doing some marsh maintenance when Laura saw the snakes, thought to be a bunch of males just coming out of hibernation  and hanging out in hopes of finding a female.

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