Plenty of highlights on yesterday's walk — in addition to the banding demo by the NJMC's Mike Newhouse (above left, with a young birder named Nestor), which provided great looks at Yellow-breasted Chats, warblers, catbirds and more.
We saw a distant Coyote walking along the edge of a distant 1-E Landfill, a flock of Greater Yellowlegs, great looks at the American Avocet, which has been here for three weeks now, a Prairie Warbler and a Pied-billed Grebe.
Did not see the Caspian Tern that has been hanging out here.
Only a few American Kestrels around, but we had up-close views of one as Mike banded it (left).
Full list follows. (Thanks again to all our participants!)
Meadowlands IBA–Harrier Meadows (restricted access)
Sep 20, 2011 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Comments: This is the Third-Tuesday-of-the-month sponsored by NJ Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society.
Great Blue Heron
American Avocet 1 It has been here three weeks.
Great Black-backed Gull
Wow, great list. Wish I could have been there. I love Harrier Meadow. But I moved to Jacksonville, Florida area three weeks ago so no more Meadowlands walks for me. 🙁
But my new home is on a small pond, and I can sit and drink my morning coffee and watch the pond, and so far have seen great egrets, snowy egrets, great blue herons, little blue herons, anhingas, and today even a wood stork. So that’s a fair trade-off. LOL