More snow is expected later today, but sounds messy, not photogenic.
Reminds us of that old Guess Who song with a similar name (it was also sung by Lenny Kravitz, for those keeping score at home). But we digress. (Thanks, Dennis!)
Map of wigeon's location in Marsh follows.
I'm originally from Hoboken. I moved to Lyndhurst in 1998 and then Rutherford in 2000.
It wasn't until 2009 that I stumbled upon DeKorte Park by accident one night when I decided to take a drive down the road past Medieval Times. I wound my way down Valley Brook Ave. to the entrance of a then-closed DeKorte.
The next morning, I drove back and and walked all of the trails, and within 2 hours, I was hooked. I always noticed the birds around my neighborhood, but in growing up in Hoboken yielded only the usual suspects of city life: pigeons, sparrows, robins, and the occasional cardinal or hawk.
In my first 2 hours in DeKorte, I must have seen 30 different species of birds– you couldn't keep me away after that.
More of Dave's commentary, and two more photos — of a Cedar Waxwing and a White-throated Sparrow — follow. (Thanks, Dave!)