Daily Archives: October 26, 2015

Spectacular Mill Creek Marsh Sunset Photos

Mickey Raine sent in some sunset photos that he took at Mill Creek Marsh yesterday and they are nothing short of absolutely spectacular. Mickey writes:

Yesterday afternoon I wanted to check out the foliage at Mill Creek Marsh and to also see if any new arrivals from the world of birds would be swimming about.  Checking the tidal chart, around 2:30 was low tide, but I wanted to get there between low and high. The Giants-Cowboy game would be in progress, but the traffic was not an issue once the game began.

I arrived at about 5 PM, and realized that the autumn colors were not in full display, yet; however, there was something crisp and beautiful with the sky, and the tonal quality was ideal for photography.  The moment I entered through the gate, there to greet me just beyond to the east was a wonderful skyline view of Manhattan, prominently exhibiting the new 432 Park Avenue skyscraper, now the second tallest in the City.

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BCAS/Harold Feinberg Conservation Award Winners Announced!

One of the best things about leading the Bergen County Audubon Society as President has been the opportunity to meet so many devoted, hardworking people in many small communities around Bergen County that are committed to conservation and making the environment a better place not only for the wildlife but also for their entire community. These unsung heroes have given of themselves with little recognition and often with personal sacrifice. So it is in their honor that we are proud to announce our winners of the 6th annual “Bergen County Audubon/Harold Feinberg Conservation Award.”

This year’s winners are: Gerry Byrne, Jill Homcy, Jayson Hajek, and James Preisendanz.

This award is named in honor of Harold Feinberg, our longtime member and field trip chairman for many years. Harold has been a mentor and an enthusiastic supporter of our endeavors and has always given freely of his expertise with a combination of patience and knowledge that few possess.

Please join us on Wednesday December 16th 7:30pm At Teaneck Creek Conservancy when we will present the awards to this years honorees. For more information, contact greatauk@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

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Merlin and Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Which bird is a wizard? The Merlin of course! Richard Brown sent these photos he took yesterday of the small falcon species at River Barge Park in Carlstadt along with a Golden-Crowned Kinglet at DeKorte. Thanks Richard!