Frank Bobowski found a Tricolored Heron in DeKorte's Shorebird Pool before 6 p.m. today (Tuesday).
We will post on this blog tomorrow (Wednesday) as early as we can if it is still present, and help birders look for the bird if we can.
(Thanks, Frank, for finding the bird, and thanks, Ron, for photographing it!)
Above is one of our better shots of the Blackburnian Warbler seen on our walk and cleanup at Losen Slote Park in Little Ferry on Sunday. The bird could quite possibly be in the photo. If you stare long enough, you might be able to hear it. Or not.
We did get better views of lots of birds — including Black-and-white warblers, a Baltimore Oriole, an Ovenbird and more. We also picked up several trashbags' of litter and enjoyed an outstanding May morning.
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If you're wondering what all that splashing is about in the Shorebird Pool at DeKorte, wonder no more. It's carp, by the dozen, spawning.
More on Cyprinus carpio here — more than you probably want to know.
You can see this native plant all over DeKorte each spring. What is it?