Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

Ron Shields’ Latest Kearny Marsh Pix

Ron Shields writes: "Included some images from a [late September] trip into the Kearny Marsh.

"I still found several flocks of Pectoral Sandpipers along with numerous Great Blue Herons and several Green Herons. 

"The highlight of the trip was a flyover American Bittern which I was unable to photograph. (Darn you, Ron!)

"A lone Osprey hunted the eastern edge of the marsh parallel to the turnpike while Wood Ducks and Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal rested and fed in quiet water.  Great Egrets were extremely approachable." (Thanks, Ron!)

More pix follow.

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Meadowlands Siskins!

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Pine Siskins are being seen in good numbers all over the state these days.

 Chris Takacs passed along this Pine Siskin photo and writes: "Just wanted to add The Meadowlands Siskins into the conversation.

"60+ Pine Siskins were seen Saturday on Disposal Road in the wild sunflower. 2  Dozen were seen in Harrier Meadow Monday. Tuesday 200+ were seen in various-sized flocks on the Erie landfill and in Harrier Meadow." (Thanks, Chris!)