Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

Today’s Walk!

The weather held, and we had a nice turnout of 25 people and 35 species on our Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month walk at Harrier Meadow.

Highlights included Bald Eagle, Solitary Sandpiper, Green-winged Teal and a raptor trifecta — Peregrine, Redtail and Osprey — all in the same field of view over the 1-E Landfill.

We will post the full list tomorrow, and the mystery plant we saw will be next Tuesday's Teaser.

Shorebird Pool Pix and Important Update

Jeff Nicol got some great shots at DeKorte Park's Shorebird Pool on Saturday, after the Meadowlands Commission had lowered the water levels. (Thanks, Jeff!)

Sunday's heavy rains — we got eight inches of rainfall — brought the water levels way high, but we are lowering them again.

The levels should be lower Wednesday morning, with some exposed mud again. It sometimes takes a couple of days or so to get the shorebirds back in good numbers.

We are doing all we can — and keeping our fingers crossed — for Saturday's free "Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day" event.

A highly unusual panoramic shot of peeps in the Shorebord Pool follows. (Tilt your head or your laptop to enjoy.)

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