Toward the beginning of the Marsh Discovery Trail by the front gate… about 150 yards in… (Time for a bigger lens….)
Saw this distant rail from the Ruddy Duck blind on the Marsh Discovery Trail around 1:40 p.m. Also grabbed a shot as it flew from left to right across the channel… We are thinking Clapper Rail. Please share your thoughts.
The young Tricolored Heron is back at DeKorte Park. It was last seen around 11:10 in the Shorebird Pool by the Transco Trail, not far from the first water-monitoring station.
A big thanks to NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse for giving us the heads-up.
Shorebird Pool water levels will remain as low as rainfall allows for Kevin Karlson Day tomorrow and the rest of this entire weekend.
Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day is Saturday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., rain or shine. Gate opens at 8 a.m.
If you need more info, here are some quick clicks:
For a flyer with basic info, click here. (We'll do the indoor programs first if there's bad weather in the morning, but we are keeping our fingers crossed.)
For Kevin's detailed description of the day's events, click here. (Photographers will want to read this closely!)
For the list of birds from last year's KKSD walks, click here.
Regina Geoghan writes:
"Just before noontime at DeKorte, I saw several Red Admirals, a Painted Lady, a Monarch, the usual skippers and I did capture a sphinx moth. [Snowberry clear-winged or Hummingbird Clear-winged?]
"Way too hot to be out there in the middle of the day. 🙂 " (Thanks, Regina!)
Our latest "Focus on the Meadowlands" feature for the wildnewjersey.tv blog features a new Osprey nest for the Meadowlands, an odd moth and that banded Peregrine.
The link is here.
Ron Shields writes:
Here are two comparative images of Tuesday's magnificent sunset taken ten minutes apart in DeKorte Park.
Note the dramatic change in hue that takes place in a relatively brief period. Outstanding! (Thanks, Ron!)