A big thanks to all those who participated in Thursday night's Woodcock Walk at Laurel Hill County Park — sorry the weather turned so cool!
The good news is that we saw/heard our target birds. We saw the Common Ravens fly to their nest, and we heard multiple American Woodcocks peenting (and doing their courtship flights) — and we saw 15+ Black Crowned Night Herons leaving their roost at dusk, as well as several late-flying Great Egrets.
In all, we counted 31 species. Full list follows.
We did a quick loop at lunch along the Transco Trail and Marsh Discovery Trail.
Overcast skies, very little flying, but had 10 species of ducks without really trying. Thought we'd post the list in case you are visiting DeKorte this weekend. Have had one reported Osprey sighting — expect more this weekend.
Full list follows.
Tuesday is the first day of spring, and we thought we'd mark the occasion with a walk around DeKorte Park to what new arrivals we can find — from Tree Swallows and Killdeer to Great Egrets and Ospreys. The walk begins at 10 a.m.
Did we mention that DeKorte is beautiful this time of year?
Full listing below.
Our latest "Focus on the Meadowlands" post on wildnewjersey.tv features:
* Monk Parakeets
* Birdseye Speedwell
*A most unusual nesting-box bird's nest at DeKorte Park.
The link is here.