Last year’s January Laurel Hill walk produced Horned Larks, roughly 30 roosting Black-crowned Night Herons and a dogfight between a Peregrine and a Red-tail.
A quick scouting trip on Friday yielded no Horned Larks or neighboring Common Ravens, but we did see a Bald Eagle, a Peregrine (still on the Osprey Nest on the old Swing Bridge), an American Kestrel and lots of cormorants.
Here’s a link to the full list from last January’s Laurel Hill walk.
Details and pix of kestrel and Peregrine follow.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.
Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS
This free two-hour guided nature walk will take place at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. We’ll look for Ravens, raptors, waterfowl on the Hackensack River, and any other birds we can find. We meet at the big parking lot by the Laurel Hill ball fields at 10 a.m. The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or 201-230-4983.