Greg Gard writes:
I'm attaching a photo of the Golden-crowned Kinglet spotted on the Transco trail last Saturday (early afternoon).
I visited DeKorte Park for about 5 hours last Saturday and found the park pretty quiet. (Thanks, Greg)
On Thursday we stopped by Laurel Hill to see if any Common Ravens were around. There weren't — but we did see several Great Cormorants on the swing bridge and a couple of Great Blue Herons fishing along the river at low tide.
NJMC naturalist Gabrielle Bennett-Meany put up four new Tree Swallow boxes along the base of the boardwalk to the Visitor Center earlier this month.
At left, what the inside of an old Tree Swallow box looks like. (Tree Swallows love to line their nests with white feathers.)
We also put up a "Cliff Swallow Hollow" (below) by the Marshview Pavilion, but we are thinking it needs to be better protected from the elements.
Last summer, we saw Cliff Swallows bringing mud to the underside of the Visitor Center but we saw no sign of any completed nests.