Daily Archives: April 1, 2014

Marsh Memories Extra: Quincy Magoo

Quincy Magoo has been photographing in the Meadowlands for several years, and is best known for his soft-focus techniques, as evidenced by the Red-breasted Merganser shot above.

“A sharp focus is over-rated in my book,” Quincy says. “I was just lucky to see these guys in Teal Pool last month.”

Quincy studied at Rutgers. A link is here.

Quincy’s photos of a Fox Sparrow and well-camouflaged Long-Eared Owl follow.


Happy April Fools Day!

Redhead @Kearny Marsh Today

1-Redhead Keanry MarshChris Takacs reports:

While driving Rt. 7 today, I spotted a Redhead diving in the eastern part of the freshwater Kearny Marsh. Stopped and took photograph from the shore near the sub-station.

Also last evening we had 20+ people in DeKorte for the YHBL, which showed up at approx. 6:30 pm and gave all good looks before heading out to the phragmites for the night.

(Thanks, Chris!)

Marsh Memories: Don Torino

IMG_4009 Five years ago, as part of the N.J. Meadowlands Commission’s Oral History Project, we interviewed lots of folks about the region in the old days. We are going to reprint the best of them here, every Tuesday, for 11 weeks. This week: Don Torino, president of the Bergen county Audubon Society.

Long-time Meadowlands resident Don Torino recalls:

I moved to Moonachie from Hackensack when I was twelve years old, Although Moonachie was just a few miles from Hackensack it was a different world.
One of my first Memories was having to stop our car on Redneck Avenue, waiting for the goats and sheep to cross the road.

I also remember  watching horses trotting along Moonachie Ave. as they went into Teterboro Woods to ride along the beautiful trails they had used for many years.

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