Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno reported finding a banded dead bird way out on the Transco Trail at DeKorte Park this weekend.
The band was white plastic, with numbers and letters reading: ITC 3362 IF 2011.
NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse has a good idea what the bird was, and is tracking down the particulars on this bird.
Any thoughts? (Thanks, Marylou and Jerome!)
Every so often — usually near low tide — we bump into Michael Pagliuca of Bloomfield, a landscape photographer who enjoys taking pictures at DeKorte Park.
"I love the surface of the mud flats at low tide — it reminds me of the surface of the moon," he says.
When we asked him to send us a few jpgs, he laughed and explained that he shoots with film. So we talked him into letting us scan a few photographs, shown here and on the jump. (Thanks, Michael!)