Our next guided walk with the Bergen County Audubon Society is next Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.
With a little luck, we should be seeing lots of herons and shorebirds — and quite a few raptors.
On a recent scouting trip, we had great looks at an American Kestrel (above, on top of a bird blind with his lunch), a Belted Kingfisher, Black-crowned Night Herons and other nifty birds.
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Staff Writer Jim O’Neill of The Record has a story in the paper today about an added benefit from the Meadowlands’ marshes:
“,,…new research being conducted in the Meadowlands shows that even degraded urban wetlands are able to capture and store carbon pollutants, providing a valuable resource to combat climate change.”
The link is here.
Sandy Sorkin sez:
The migrants are starting to appear in larger numbers in Mill Creek Marsh. I counted 17 Snowy Egrets on Sunday morning, a few Great Egrets and one Great Blue Heron.
I finally found out why I see and hear so many Marsh Wrens. They seem to be responding to my camera shutter click. I take a picture and they respond.