Daily Archives: June 12, 2012

Ron Shields’ Sunset Report

IMG_8068Believe it or not, there's an adult bald eagle perched on the tallest tree on the landfill just to the left of the setting sun above [photographed on Saturday]. 

The eagle briefly hunted the impoundments and then flew to this lofty perch and was still there as night fell. 

In addition, the last two days yielded up to ten Black Skimmers mostly found gathered on the mudflats to the east of the Saw
Mill Creek Trail near the turnpike. 

The Peregrine Falcon continues to make its nightly appearance in the first set of towers.  (Thanks, Ron!)

Tuesday Teaser 061212

DSCN9246What is the name of the monocle-like device that ace botanist Edith Wallace used on her guided plant walk this past Sunday at DeKorte Park?

What is it used for?

(We like to think of it as a really, really small spotting scope.)