Daily Archives: January 28, 2014

DeKorte Report: Snowy Owl, Bald Eagles

1-IMG_5169Had a report over the weekend of a Snowy Owl out on the ice on the Saw Mill Mudflats at DeKorte Park.  A Snowy (perhaps the same one) was seen flying over DeKorte late yesterday afternoon.

Did not see any Snowys on the ice at DeKorte today, but did see two distant Bald Eagles around noon at the back of  the Saw Mill Mudflats, above (we did say they were distant) — visible from the Transco Trail and from the start of the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve.

A photographer said he had seen four eagles just a bit earlier at that same location.

It’s obvious but bears repeating: Folks looking for the eagles or owl should stay on trail. Do not even think about venturing onto the ice. It is extremely dangerous.

Marco Van Brabant’s Nifty Mushroom Shot


Marco Van Brabant took this amazing “Turkey Tail” mushroom shot earlier this month at Losen Slote Creek Park in Lettle Ferry, site of this weekend’s Super Bird Sunday walk.

Losen Slote Creek Park has its own Facebook Page, by the way. You can view it here.

Two other of Marco’s Losen Slote pix follow.

Tuesday Teaser-o-rama 012814

Welcome to the last in a series of Tuesday Teaser’s devoted to Losen Slote Creek Park, the site of our fifth annual Super Bird Sunday Walk this weekend.

In recent weeks, we have offered various Losen Slote-based Teaser presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society.

Today’s Teaser is pictured above, in Losen Slote one cold winter’s day. What kind of hawk is it?