We saw these Shovelers on Friday at Harrier Meadow in the huge tidal impoundment in the back.
You can look for them — and the Avocet, Caspian Tern, yellowlegs, kestrels, Peregrines and more — on Tuesday's Harrier Meadow Walk and bird-banding demonstration, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Meadow entrance.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.
Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Nature Walk with the NJMC and BCAS
This free two-hour guided nature walk will take us to the legendary Harrier Meadow in North Arlington. The 70-acre site, usually off limits to the public, features ponds and tidal impoundments and birds aplenty. If weather permits, we may have a bird-banding demonstration by an NJMC naturalist. We meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Harrier Meadow on Disposal Road. You can also meet us at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:40 a.m. and we can carpool. The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. You will have to sign a standard liability release for 2011 if you haven't already. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or 201-230-4983.
You might have more than a shoveler in there. The top bird looks like it’s smaller, has a smaller bill at this angle and less white under the wing. I’d hazard a guess of a teal.
I totally agree — just didn’t have time to mention. At any rate, we’re getting some nice ducks. Thanks, Ray!