Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

Eurasian (Common) GW Teal at MCM

Sorkin Mill Creek 1

Sandy Sorkin says:

Mill Creek had a little sun on Saturday morning, and a short walk brought us to a Common (Eurasian) Teal.

But wherever you go there is usually  a Northern Mockingbird posing for a picture.


A Big Boost for DeKorte Native Plants

Bergen County Audubon Society President Don Torino stopped by the Meadowlands Commission office in DeKorte Park last week to deliver a donation for $3,700 for native plants in the park.

Accepting the check on behalf of the Commission was Executive Director Marcia Karrow.

The donation was the result of a collaborative grant between the BCAS and the National Audubon Society.  The Meadowlands Commission can’t thank them enough!

Alice the Eagle Update!

Allan Sanford Bald Eagle 2

Allan Sanford took these photos of Alice the Bald Eagle on Sunday, March 16, from the Transco Trail.  (Thanks, Allan!)

We know it is Alice because she has a transmitter (see photo below) and she is missing a wing feather.

Alice and Al are currently incubating eggs in Ridgefield Park. This is their fourth nesting season in Ridgefield Park. The previous three all produced two eaglets, for a total of six. All successfully fledged.

Until recently, Overpeck Creek was frozen, and we suspect that Al and Alice had to fly farther to forage. DeKorte Park is roughly seven miles from the nest, as the eagle flies.

Alice was also seen yesterday on a Bergen County Audubon walk near  Mehrhof Pond in Little Ferry.

More about Alice here.