Unless you happened to go on the Super Bird Sunday walk earlier this month, this was one tough teaser.
The question was, "What's unusual about this photo?"
The answer is: "There's a bird in it."
And it's a well-camouflaged bird at that, and kind of creepy. It has its ups and downs.
Full answer later.
We had a great turnout for our Third Tuesday of the walk, held this month in Harrier Meadow in North Arlington, a 70-acre natural area usually closed to the public.
It was great to see so many new faces and so many familiar ones as well. The birds weren't chopped liver either.
Highlights included lots of Red-tails and Northern Harriers (they didn't call it Harrier Meadow by chance), a wide range of ducks, a Belted Kingfisher, a Great Egret, three Killdeer and a couple of Great Blues.
Also had a late Bald Eagle (photo courtesy of Mike Girone; thanks, Mike!)
Full list follows, with a bonus pic of our favorite bird (so long as it is flying away). Just kidding. More or less.
(Separate post because of technical glitches).
Because of technical glitches, had to break this post into two parts.
Full list from yesterday's walk follows. (Sorry 'bout that.)