Daily Archives: July 24, 2013

Last Call for Thursday’s ‘Birding by Boat’ Cruise

OSPREYS  AT THE BOOTON LINE BRIDGE ON THE HACKENSACK 011If you are interested in joining Bergen County Audubon Society and the Meadowlands Commission for a two-hour “birding by boat” pontoon-boat cruise tomorrow, contact us asap.

Click here for details.

Boat skipper Angelo Urato reports that this morning “we spotted eight ospreys on and around the Boonton Line Swing Bridge.  No activity at the the Main line draw bridge.” (Angelo also supplied the photo above: thanks, Angelo!)

Hudson Reporter Article on Butterfly Day

NJMC Mlands butterflyThe Hudson Reporter has a nifty article this week about Butterfly Day, complete with slide show.

Here’s the beginning:

Different sizes. A multitude of shapes. And, of course, an unlimited palette of colors. All these traits will be visible in the insects that have a starring role at Butterfly Day, hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) on Sunday, July 28.

“[It’s] a festival dedicated to the beauty of butterflies,” said commission spokesman Brian Aberback. “It’s our signature event.”

The link is here.

DeKorte Bird Report: Least Terns

Rob Fanning reports:

Had at 3 or 4 Least Terns fly by and one of them hung around to fish for a while at DeKorte [this morning].  Also had flyover Harrier (which flushed the flock of yellowlegs and dows), heard Blue Grosbeak at Disposal Road, and had a Pheasant fly across the road and over me while driving on Valley Brook!  (Thanks, Rob!)