Ray Duffy reports:
"I did a walk around DeKorte [Sunday] evening. There were 4 Sora milling around, 3 adults, 1 juvenile after 5:45 pm.
"2 were near the first 'classroom' area across the channel on the edge of the phragmites.
"The second was in the East Pool section along the phragmites line, viewable from the section of the boardwalk leading from/to the Transco Trail.
"There was a juvenile Sora bathing near the gazebo before it took off toward the phragmites island." (Thanks, Ray!)
Our next free guided nature walk is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. in the legendary Harrier Meadow in North Arlington — and it features a not-to-be-missed bird-banding demonstration by NJMC naturalist Mike Newhouse.
The 70-acre site — usually off limits to the public — features ponds and tidal impoundments and shorebirds aplenty.
Butterflies and dragonflies, too, with a little luck.
The weather sounds iffy — lightning, thunder or heavy rains cancel. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories.
The event is sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Full listing follows.