Don Torino, the president of Bergen County Audubon Society, has a new column on wildnewjersey.tv — about why he loves October,
Here’s a sample:
The last Warblers of fall still grace us in October, some as confusing as attempting to calculate your credit card rates.
The Yellow-rumps and Palms are still flitting around the trees on route to their southerly settings, a little easier to spot now as the leaves have begun to fall.
Raptors return to Disposal road in the Meadowlands in October.
The Northern Harriers, American Kestrels and Peregrine Falcons put on daily shows taking advantage of the beautiful October skies as their background. The Northern Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks and Green-winged Teal begin to gather now and the Yellow-legs still linger along the shores.
Link is here.
Some folks had a lot of fun with I.D.ing this bird on an earlier post. Our favorite was Patrick Carney’s identification: “flying fish.”
Others had more of a bunker mentality when I.D.ing this Menhaden, a.k.a “Osprey takeout sushi.”
Thanks to all who responded.
I stopped at River Barge Park on Tuesday evening even though the light was lousy for pictures, and I found another banded Peregrine — with the code “06CC” on the green/black band.
I sent an email to the banding folks and hopefully we’ll get some info on this one.
A banded Peregrine that Jill photographed in late August on Valley Brook Avenue turned out to be from Brooklyn. Link is here. (Thanks, Jill!)
We’ve been on the fence about posting this photo of a Mourning Underwing Moth, as seen on Sunday’s walk. Can you find it?
Click here for a link to the photo of the moth only — we hope it’s not a giveaway.