Daily Archives: March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring Walk: The Full List


The fog lifted just in time for our Third-Tuesday of the month walk with Bergen County Audubon, and the 30 participants


were treated to several great birds, including Red-breasted Mergansers (in the scope), an Orange-crowned Warbler in the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve, and a trio of Belted Kingfishers hot-rodding around the Shorebird Pool.

In all, we had 38 species, not exactly chopped liver.

Thank you to all who attended. It was a terrific morning!

Full list and a couple more pix follow.

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Bonus: NY Times Tuesday Teaser


The painting by Adriaen Coorte above, according to an advertisement on the back page of the Business section of The New York Times today (Tuesday), sold at auction for more than $3 million, and features a butterfy ID'd as a Red Admiral.

We get a lot of Red Admirals in the Meadowlands, and this isn't one of them. But we also get this butterfly. What is it?

(The website for the auctioneer, Bonhams, IDs the butterfly correctly.)

Answer tomorrow.