This week's "Focus on the Meadowlands" post on the wildnewjersey.tv blog features a glimpse of DeKorte Park's changing foliage, a regal Red-tail, and some funky mushrooms from last week's guided walk at Losen Slote Park in Little Ferry.
The link is here.
NJMC staffer Jim Wright, who keeps this blog, also writes a column every other Thursday for The South Bergenite. His latest, about local Bald Eagles at DeKorte, features a Ron Shields photograph. Here it is:
The huge birds came from out of the blue, during a guided walk earlier this month at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus.
One of the two dozen birders on the free nature walk had been looking at an Osprey along the Hackensack River when she thought she saw two large raptors soaring near the clouds.
“Bald eagles,” she exclaimed, and soon enough, all eyes were on the cumulus clouds high above the river. Another birder found the majestic birds silhouetted against the sky, and then another, and another — until everyone had gotten at least a glimpse of these birds.
As we turned to walk down along the river, someone pointed to the left and shouted: “More raptors!”
Rest of the story follows.
Remember that horrible storm that ripped through the Meadowlands a couple of Thursdays ago?
Mike Girone was on the Montclair Hawk watch at the time, and caught this amazing imkage with his cellphone. (Thanks, Mike!)