Just after leaving DeKorte Park yesterday at 5:40 p.m., we saw a bird fly over our car and land to my left. Hoping it might be a Short-eared Owl, we pulled over. It turned out to be a male Ring-necked Pheasant, our first of the year — the sky was too dark for a decent photograph. Passing this along in case someone is interested in trying to add the bird to their list.
Today, saw a pair of male Hooded Mergansers at lunchtime at the Clay Avenue Wetlands in Lyndhurst.