We'd like to thank Marco Lips for sending this shot of the rough surf on the Saw Mill Creek mud flats during last week's storm. To look at the photo, you'd think it were the Atlantic.
We're also sharing one of Marco's Osprey shots, below. Ospreys are in major migration these days, and a few locals are sticking around as well. (Thanks, Marco!)
We had an invigorating First-Sunday-of-the-Month walk at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus, with 25 of us enjoying a brisk
change in seasons.
Highlights included a Peregrine, an Osprey w/fish (right) and three Ospreys total, a Brant and plenty of great looks at Golden-shafted Flickers.
We will post a full list (sort of) later in the week. On behalf of the Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society, we'd like to say thanks to all who participated.
Next walk is Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. We all have a bonus walk on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek Marsh — a beautiful time of year to be there.
The Art Association of Rutherford’s 63rd Anniversary Open-Juried Art and Photography Exhibit will be on display at the NJMC Flyway Gallery during October.
The show runs today, Monday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 29.
An awards reception is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The environmentally-themed exhibit includes nature and wildlife photography as well as oils, watercolors, pastels, and drawings of seascapes and landscapes.
More info and two more images follow.
Ron Shields filed this report just before last week's deluge:
Attached please find some images from the Kearny Marsh from before the storm. With the expected rainfall, I'm sure the higher water levels will change things up a bit. Exposed throughout the summer months, the mudflats had been extremely attractive to a variety of avian life.
Thanks, Ron! Two more images follow.