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It has been quite a year. A big thank you to all who participated.
Also saw hundreds of Common Mergs in the creek.
Monk Parakeet nest site along Railroad Avenue was quiet — just heard (and then saw) three parakeets fly by the nest and perch on a distant utility pole. They apparently head out to forage very early in the a.m.
Welcome to the fifth in a series of Tuesday Teaser’s devoted to Losen Slote Creek Park, the site of our fifth annual Super Bird Sunday Walk on Feb. 2.
Between now and then, we will offer a different Losen Slote-based Teaser presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society. To participate, just e-mail your answer to the Teaser each week to Jim Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org by each Tuesday at midnight, with “Teaser” marked in the subject field. The person with the highest number of correct answers will win something or other.
Today’s Teaser-o-rama stumpers are pictured above. What are they? And what better way to end 2013 (with an easy Teaser…)?
In August, Mike Girone photographed a young banded Peregrine in DeKorte Park. Turns out it had been banded two months earlier in Atlantic City. Link is here.
Ben Wurst of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey reports that the bird has now been resighted in Brigantine. That’s one peripatetic Peregrine.
To see the state’s full report for New Jersey’s Peregrines, click here.
Rob Fanning reports:
“Had an Iceland today on the Saw Mill Creek mud flats at the T intersection resting on the ice…eventually all the gulls lifted up and it flew toward Disposal Road.
“Also saw a pair of Lesser Scaup.” (Thanks, Rob!)
The two-hour walk, which begins at 10 a.m., is sponsored by the Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.
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