Daily Archives: August 13, 2012

Bird Update: American White Pelican

White Pelican
Chris Takacs reports:

"I saw the American White Pelican this morning at Kearny Marsh East on the north side of the Belleville Turnpike, (Route 7).

"I saw the bird 3 separate occasions until it took to the air at 9 a.m. flying off toward Jersey City. Tricolored Heron was also seen at Kearny East"

[Note: Could be a different Tricolored, since we still are seeing one at DeKorte.]

(Thanks for the report and above photo, Chris!)

DeKorte Report: Tricolored, Least Bitterns Continue

Least Bittern 4-001We saw two young Least Bitterns and the young Tricolored along the Marsh Discovery Trail on our lunch hour today.

Chris Takacs reports that a total of four young Least Bitterns and two adults have been seen since Friday — or six total. (Chris also took the shot above; thanks, Chris!)

The Tricolored Heron was seen working the shoreline along the East Pool of the Shorebird Pool.

We hope to post the full bird list from Saturday's Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day on Tuesday.

Please let us know of any good sightings — jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov


Laughing Gull @ DeKorte

In all the hoopla surrounding Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day and the great birds we have been getting in the Shorebird Pool, we neglected to post this great shot of a Laughing Gull at DeKorte, taken earlier this month by Stephen Buckingham.

We don't get many of these each summer, so this was a particularly welcome shot.  (Thanks, Steve!)

More of Steve's Laughing Gull pics are here.

Marco van Brabant’s Gallery Show

Nature Photographer Marco van Brabant, a major contributor to the Meadowlands Commission's upcoming coffee-table book "The Nature of the Meadowlands," has a gallery show at the Englewood Library throught the end of this month.

The show is entitled "My Wilderness, Urban Landscapes of the Meadowlands." A link is here.

The library is located at 31 Engle Street in Englewood.