We hope you' be able join us on Sunday, May 6, for our annual spring walk at Losen Slote. This is primetime for warblers and other migrants, and we hope to see our share. As we did last year, we'll try to groom the trails and clean up any litter we find along the way.
When we did a little scouting trip on Thursday, we noticed the trails were muddy/puddled in a few places, so waterproof boots are a good idea if you've got them.
A post with the list of birds we saw last May on our Losen Slote walk — including 11 species of warblers — is here.
Full event listing follows.
This shot of quarreling Tree Swallows is part of our latest post on wildnewjersey.tv.
The post is the entire sequence of the two swallows discussing property rights.
The link is here.
Ron Shields writes:
Last week, I made my first venture of the year into the Kearny Marsh by kayak and found numerous Great Blue Herons and plenty of coots throughout the impoundment.
A substantial raft of Ruddy Ducks was still around along with northern shovelers and a sprinkling of Green-winged Teal.The big surprise was an American Bittern which was flushed from the phragmites in back of Gunnell Oval and a half-dozen snipe that exploded off a mud flat right in front of me.
The Kearny Marsh also yielded a hunting Northern Harrier and a lone osprey. By the way, the wood duck boxes look great! [Ron is referring to new Wood Duck boxes that the Meadowlands Commission put up in the marsh. One is shown below.] (Thanks, Ron!)