Water levels in the Shorebird Pool at DeKorte are up in again. Today on our noon-day walk with Denise Farrell of the Bergen County Audubon Society, we had two Forster's Terns and eight Lesser Yellowlegs, along with the other usual suspects.
Daily Archives: July 1, 2010
Rutherford Wild Turkey Update in South Bergenite
The South Bergenite has a neat update on the Wild Turkeys that have been hanging out in Rutherford.
Link is here.
Bergen County Osprey Nest
We are happy to report that Ray Duffy saw two young Ospreys in a nest on a radio tower across the Hackensack River from Mill Creek Point yesterday.
This has the potential to be major news: We know of no successful Osprey nest in Bergen County in decades. These young Ospreys likely have a ways to go before they fledge, so keep your fingers crossed.
For roughly a year, the Meadowlands Commission has been keeping an eye on this pair of Ospreys. They had a nest on same radio tower in 2009, but we think it was a "starter nest" for this year.
We took the photo on the left on Thursday but could see no young. The nest is at the bottom of the photo; a perched Osprey is in the upper middle of the shot. Stay tuned.
The Butterfly Garden (South Bergenite)
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission staffer Jim Wright wrote about the Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz Butterfly Garden in this week's edition of the South Bergenite,
Full story follows.