Had great weather and a great group for Sunday’s Back-To-Football Walks. Four participants each won a high-quality Peter Max Meadowlands poster for beeing the first to see a bird named after an NFL team — Giant (Great) Egret, Giant (Great) Blue Heron, Falcon and Osprey (Seahawk).
One of the highlights was a Merlin that kindly perched nearby. Photo above was by the quick-on-the-trigger Alice Leurck. (Thanks, Alice!)
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Saw him this a.m. just after 9 a.m. in his usual far-off place. This is Day 66 of his stay.
As for the contest to see who could pick George’s departure date, 19 of the 42 entrants have now been eliminated.
In honor of the NJMC’s new fall bird-banding season, we thought we’d throw the ultimate Tuesday Teaser at you — 29 photos of birds that Mike Newhouse and his crew banded last year.
Anybody care to take a shot at it? Hint: First pic is of the banding station itself. Another hint — one may be impossible. :- )