Daily Archives: August 15, 2014

About Those Pelican Contest Entries …

IMG_7055We are happy to announce that more than 45 people entered our “When will George the Pelican Depart (DeKorte Park)?” contest.

The participants picked a total of 33 dates, ranging from tomorrow to Oct. 30 of this year.

If no one picks the correct date, the person who picks the closest date will be the winner.

In case of a tie, we will draw a name out of a Meadowlands Marsh Hawks cap, and the winner will win the pontoon boat trip for two. Others will win something theoretically fairly nifty, as well as our eternal admiration. But we get ahead of ourselves — More than 20 people chose a date all their own.

Good luck, everyone, and thanks for entering!


PELICAN CONTEST: Deadline Is Noon Today

Just a reminder that the deadline to enter the IMG_7061“When Will George the Pelican Leave?” contest is today (Friday) at noon.

Details on the contest — to win an NJMC pontoon boat ride for two — are here.

The pelican has been here so long — since July 6 — that we are now on a first-name basis.

And yes, George has already been seen today.

He has been  hanging out on the Saw Mill Creek mudflats at DeKorte, though he occasionally tries to get takeout sushi at the Kearny Marsh, where Ron Shields took this photo. Otherwise you’d almost never be able to get this close. (Thanks, Ron!)

Keep an Eye Out for Kestrels

We are getting reports of American Kestrel sightings along Disposal Road and Valley Brook Avenue, so keep an eye peeled.

Karen O’Keefe reports: “This little guy was perched right by the old Little League fields. He hung around right by the entrance long enough for me to get close enough in my car to get several shots like this with my little point and shoot camera….”

She took the pic last Friday.  (Thanks, Karen!)