Our next free walk is next Tuesday morning at Mill Creek Marsh, a former Phragmites marsh in Secaucus that the Meadowlands Commission remediated more than a decade ago.
The park offers comfortable walking trails, some nice views of Manhattan and lots of birds.
The Green-winged Teal are back big-time, occasionally harassed by a Northern Harrier, and Northern Shovelers other waterfowl are gaining numbers as well.
The walk is sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.
Ron Shields took this photo of a male Bufflehead last week at Kearny Marsh. He was hanging with two females and some Ruddies.
Ron says: "It's the first time this fall that I've seen them in the Kearny Marsh. Could they possibly be the same ducks from DeKorte?" (Thanks, Ron!)