Bird Report: Kearny Marsh

Went to the Kearny Marsh on our lunch hour on Wednesday and saw quite a few good birds on  awalk along the railroad tracks overlooking the marsh.

Highlights included: A raft of 100+ Ruddy Ducks, a few Common Mergansers, a dozen American Coots, an adult Bald Eagle soaring above the marsh and — on the way back to DeKorte Park — a Peregrine Falcon flying just to the east of Schuyler Avenue.

Full list follows.

Meadowlands IBA–Kearny Marsh, Feb 22, 2012 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
17 species

Canada Goose  X

Mallard  X

Northern Shoveler  X

Common Merganser  X

Ruddy Duck  X     100+ in a raft about 1/5 mile in on the railroad tracks, about 100 yards out…

Double-crested Cormorant  X

Bald Eagle  X

Peregrine Falcon  X     On way home, by Schuyler Ave. (just to the east)

American Coot  X

Ring-billed Gull  X

Herring Gull  X

Great Black-backed Gull  X

Rock Pigeon  X

American Crow  X

Fish Crow  X

Northern Cardinal  X

Red-winged Blackbird  X

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