Mike Gempp reports: "Stopped down at DeKorte for a brisk walk on the Discovery Trail around 2:30, and within five minutes was rewarded with a Belted Kingfisher, a Great Blue Heron, and various and sundry ducks including Green-winged Teal, N. Pintails, Mallards, N. Shovelers and Ruddies. (A couple of weeks ago I was seeing occasional Buffleheads, but they seem to have moved through.)
"A quick drive around to the Carillon yielded up yet another Red-shouldered Hawk, who hunted through the area for a good five minutes before descending to land on one of the PSEG electrical towers. He made some very close passes, and I had wonderful views of it.
"Still patrolling for that first Shrike or Snowy Owl." (Aren't we all?)