Monthly Archives: July 2011

Today’s Walk

A beautiful day for a relaxing bird walk — our first annual family-friendly Summer Bird Count at DeKorte.

Twenty of us visited the Marsh Discovery Trail and the Lyndhurst nature Reserve to see what we could see — 37 species in all.

I think we had our youngest-ever birder today — 2.5-year-old Riya Bherdwaj (above) of Secaucus.

We will post the full list during the week.

Coming Sunday: DeKorte Summer Bird Count

This Sunday (July 31) we are holding our first annual Summer Bird Count for Families (and anyone who likes to look for birds).

We'll walk around the park and see how many species we can see — and how many of each species we can count. We'll try to have some "loaner" binoculars if you need to borrow a pair.

The low-keyed, 90-minute event is free. It starts at 10 a.m. Full listing follows.

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Another Day, Another Banded Peregrine

We were over at a marsh in Carlstadt late Tuesday afternoon and spotted IMG_6781-1 this young Peregrine perched on a utility pole.

It had a silver band on its right leg, and a black and green band on its left leg, reading "25 AW" — trying to get more info. 

Will post anything we learn.

Kearny Marsh Report: 072611

Copy of IMG_2131-1Ron Shields writes:

Some stuff from the Kearny Marsh this past week.  The hibiscus is in full bloom, resulting in some spectacular landscape images.

More and more shorebirds are arriving each day as the water level continues to drop.  Some spots are now difficult to kayak as a result.
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