Daily Archives: March 19, 2014

Harrier Meadow Walk: The Full List

DSCN9989We had a nice brisk walk in Harrier Meadow yesterday. With at least 20 sets of eyes, we saw some pretty cool birds, beginning with a Snowy Owl on the way to the natural area.

Other highlights included American Woodcock, American Wigeon, American Robin, and American Tree Swallow.  (Do we sense a them here?)

Also: Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Northern Harrier and Northern Cardinal.

Full list follows. Continue reading

Long-tailed Duck @DeKorte

Doug Morel saw a Long-tailed Duck at DeKorte over the weekend and passed along these two pics. Photographed from near the T where the Saw Mil Creek Trail meets the recently restored Lyndhurst Nature Reserve Trail.

(Thanks, Doug!)

Don Torino’s Latest: In Search of Spring

Don Torino, Bergen County Audubon Society president and friend of this blog, has a new column on wildnewjersey.tv — titled ‘In Search of Spring.”

Here’s a sample:

In ancient mythology and literature, a quest is a search for a special reward.

As I looked out my window and saw that there was still snow lingering in my yard and thought about all the trials and tribulations we all have been through this winter, what better quest to undertake than one that is in search of the most beautiful reward of all, Spring?

Although the official start of Spring is just days away, I worried that this year the search for Spring might be just a fruitless journey, like looking for Atlantis or maybe even like searching for a Sasquatch or Yeti. But no, way back I seem to remember a time called Spring and somewhere out there it still might be found.

The link is here.