Daily Archives: March 30, 2010

Tuesday Teaser 033010 (Updated)


   We shot this photo late one rainy day last week of a distant duck. We were thinking it was a Blue-winged Teal, but a sharp-eyed reader suggested a female Greater Scaup. (Sounds good to us; thanks, Rosemarie.) Any other theories?
   Other Tuesday Teasers are here. As we get into bird-banding season, we'll try to ramp up this feature again.

A Profile of Disposal Road

We recently wrote a column for The South Bergenite about one of our favorite birding spots, Disposal Road, which was until recently (as far as we know) the three-month home base for a Northern Shrike. Here's the column:
   Where is the best birding spot in all of the Meadowlands?
   For most people, several spots managed by the Meadowlands Commission come to mind – from Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus to DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst to the Kearny Marsh.
   But for the past few months, a little-known two-lane road named Disposal Road just might hold the crown.

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