Several folks on a recent Meadowlands Commission/Begen County Audubon Society walk saw a couple of these cocoons.
What is it?
(Thanks to Liberty Valance and Myke Malzone, who pointed it out to various folks in the group.)
Highlights included an Orange-crowned Warbler, Sharp-shinned Hawk, loads of Green-winged Teal, andsome Hoodies and Common Mergs.
Curiosities ranged includeda garter snake trying to catch some rays (posted separately).
Full list follows.