Our next free guided walk with Bergen County Audubon is next Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Harrier Meadow, a wonderful birding oasis.
If weather permits, the walk will begin with a not-to-be-missed bird-banding demo by NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse and his crew.
This week we have seen Green-winged Teal, No. Shovelers, No. Pintails, Common Mergs, Gadwall and Red-tails at Harrier.
Previous Harrier Meadow posts are here. Details follow.
Earlier this week, N.J. Meadowlands Commission naturalists Gabrielle Bennett-Meany and Mike Newhouse installed new Tree Swallow housing in the Shorebird Pool.
In case you hadn't guessed already, the boxes were painted by last year's Blue K and Green K classes of The Montclair Kimberley Academy.
The Tree Swallows seemed to like the look of the houses, because they were claiming their new homes as soon as the poles for boxes hit the mud. Above, two new tenants check out their digs.
(We'll be putting more boxes soon at Mill Creek Marsh and elsewhere.)