Ray Duffy reports:
After 2 failed attempts on previous days, Chris Takacs and I caught a glimpse of the Seaside Sparrow hiding out in the Secaucus High school marsh around 11 a.m. Sunday.
If you go on the boardwalk about a third of the way across the way prior to the first stream feeding into the marsh, scan the spartina across the channel to the right of the equipment in the marsh. We did not hear the bird singing, a scope may be helpful.
Tons of singing marsh wrens and occassional swamp sparrow calls. Saturday morning, I spotted a male and female bobolink in the marsh. The young osprey in the Carlstadt radio tower nest appear to be perching on the supports around the nest."