We did a quick scouting trip at lunch today and saw a Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron fly side by side in the distance.
As we headed out, we got a shot of the eagle flying by again (left). Eagle sightings at common these days in Harrier Meadow. On Sunday, we will also see if any raptors are working along nearby Disposal Road.
Other birds of note that we saw in Harrier today and might also see on Sunday were Osprey, N. Harrier, Greater Yellowlegs, Belted Kingfisher (heard only), Ring-tailed Pheasant (heard only), Red-tails, and ducks including Hooded Mergs and Gadwalls.
Full details follow.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.
First-Sunday-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. Last November’s walk highlights included two Bald Eagles. 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 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.