The folks who joined us after today's walk for a chance at a look at the American White Pelican were not disappointed. We had some amazing up-close looks at the bird in flight, on the water, and taking off.
(A big thank you to everyone who has posted sightings of this amzaing bird!)
It was seen around lunchtime in the northwest corner of Gunnell Oval, swimming with a bunch of American Coots. With the marsh mostly frozen over, that it is a good place to check.
More on American White Pelicans here.
We had nearly 50 folks on our fourth annual Super Bird Sunday Walk, and our first-ever "back-of-Kingsland" walk.
We met at the base of the former Kingsland landfill, walked along the yet-to-be-named road at the base of the landfill paralleling the railroad tracks, then across the top of the landfill.
Highlights included American Pipits, two Black-crowned Night Herons, two Am. Kestrels, a Northern Cardinal (heard) and a couple of Northern Harriers.
We'll print the full list for the walk — and the post-walk Kearny Marsh outing later this week. We'll also announce the winners of our Super Bird Sunday IV prizes.
(The Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society offer a big thank you to all who attended!)