We got hit with high winds and dubious weather for Tuesday's DeKorte Walk, but five brave souls endured and were rewarded with 37 species, even though the weeks' rains have raised the Shorebird Pool.
Bergen Audubon's Denise Farrell, who co-led the walk with Don Torino, compiled the list. (Thanks, Denise and Don!)
Full list follows.
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Mike Gempp reports:
"Around 6:30 I had 3 Green Herons, one adult and two immature, down at Clay Ave. There are two Princess Trees just across the small marsh, and they sat in those trees calling for about 10 minutes.
"In flight, one could easily mistake it for a crow or similar-sized bird. I've never seen them there before, so it was a bit of luck.
"When leaving, there was a good size snapping turtle relaxing right in the middle of Clay Ave, about 25" from the front to the back of the carapace. I gently tapped him with my trekking pole until he was annoyed enough to finish crossing the street."