Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

Bird Report: Red Knot Sighting

Meadowlands Marsh Hawk Chris Takacs and NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse saw a Red Knot this morning in Harrier Meadow, feeding on the nearby mudflats.

This is the first recorded sighting we know of in Bergen County in 35 years. It has been seen in Hudson County, however.

Chris also reports a White-rumped Sandpiper earlier in the morning.(Thanks, Chris!)

We are guessing it's long gone, but just in case, we will be at the entrance to Harrier Meadow at 10:30 a.m. if you are interested in taking a look. Bug spray and sunblock are always recommended.

The site is usually off-limits to the public, so you will need to sign a waiver if you have not signed the general release for 2011 already. Click the button on left to download a waiver, and let Jim Wright know if you are coming by e-mailing him at jim.wright@njmeadowlands.gov.

Kearny Osprey Nest Is Active

We took this shot earlier this week on a pontoon boat shakedown cruise.

The shot is of the Osprey nest in Kearny by the Hackensack River swing bridge by Laurel Hill County Park.

Didn't realize until we downloaded the images that one Osprey was already on the nest. This nest has been successful for a few years now. It even received an official number two summers ago: Osprey Nest #042-A-002.

Links to earlier posts are here (2010), and here (2009).

If anyone has any news of the Carlstadt nest, let us know.