Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nifty Eurasian Teal Pix!

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Sandy Sorkin took these neat shots of the Eurasian Green-winged Teal at Mill Creek Marsh this week. Clear diagnostics in these pix (white horizontal wing bar, prounounced yellow striping on the head….

(Thanks, Sandy! And thanks to evberyone who went looking!)
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Coming Sunday: Our Next Free Walk at DeKorte

The Meadowlands Commission's next free walk with Bergen County Audubon is this Sunday at 10 a.m. at DeKorte Park.

The walk begins with a short talk and slide show about ducks and raptors that will be soon chilling in the Meadowlands — followed by a walk to see what's already around.

Who knows? Myabe we'll even see some of the recent waxwings, like the one above.

The talk is in the Meadowlands Environment Center.

More information follows.

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Flyway Gallery: December

P1040335Photography and watercolors depicting the changing seasons by Bergen County residents Chris Peters (left) and Bonnie Heilman (right) will line the halls of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) Flyway Gallery today through Friday, Jan. 27.

The photo at right was taken yesterday as the artists' hung their works in the gallery.

A reception for the artists is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Autumn by the lake - Bonnie Heilman
The “Four Seasons” centers on North Jersey, the Jersey Shore and New England. Heilman’s paintings include tranquil lake settings and roaring waves crashing down onto shorelines.(Above, Heilman's "Autumn by the Lake."

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Long-tailed Duck at DeKorte

Frank M. and Sylvia Kleff of Lyndhurst found a winter-plumage male Long-tailed Duck in Teal Pool just before 10 a.m. today.

It was near the point in the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve when I grabbed a few quick pix.  Still there as of 10:45, under water two-thirds of the time.. (Thanks, Frank and Sylvia!)


N.J. Meadowlands Naturalist Mike Newhouse mentions this duck at the end in our latest column for The South Bergenite. Link is here.