Mike Maddaloni, who specializes in Meadowlands sunset photos, writes:
I don't know if you caught the sky last night, but it was SPECTACULAR. I was running from lot to lot trying to get the best vantage point of it.
The sky was a deep red with a velvet effect, haven't seen it like this for years.
Usually I don't like to get the power lines in the shot but the sky changed in mere seconds by the time I got further out.
Thanks, Mike! We will post more of his scintillating sunset shots next week.
Ron Shields took these amazing shots of a Least Bittern feeding one of its young in the Shorebird Pool at DeKorte Park last week. (Thanks, Ron!)
Our next walk is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. in the legendary Harrier Meadow in North Arlington.
The 70-acre site — usually off limits to the public — features ponds and tidal impoundments and shorebirds aplenty. Lots of butterflies and dragonflies, too. A young Little Blue Heron and a Pied-billed Grebe were seen there last week, but if things are slow we may head over to DeKorte Park and check the Marsh Discovery Trail for neat stuff.
Full listing follows.