Here are some beauties courtesy of Joe Koscielny from yesterday morning’s Disposal Road Walk. Simply fantastic!
What a great way to kickoff December and the holiday season! The nature walk yesterday on Disposal Road led by the Bergen County Audubon Society was a great success, with nearly 40 people taking in Kestrels, Merlins and many more on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Here’s a first batch of photos courtesy of Mary Kostus, with more to follow.
Don’t miss the next free Meadowlands Nature Walk led by the BCAS on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. We’ll be looking for wintering waterfowl, raptors and other birds of interest. The walk takes place from 10 am to noon and meets in the Meadowlands Environment Center parking lot. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-230-4983.
A little bit out of the Meadowlands but still noteworthy: Rich Brown sent a photo he took on Friday of a Bald Eagle perched along the Passaic River.
I was driving to work this morning on Route 21 North when I saw a Bald Eagle perched on a log in the Passaic River, north of the dam. I crossed the river on Route 46 East and took the first exit south to River Drive in Garfield. I was able to take some photos from the public sidewalk along the river, near the USGS Stream Gaging Station. I could not observe any leg bands at that angle or distance.
I’ve observed eagles, osprey, geese, ducks, mergansers, gulls, and other birds in the area before. There is a park and walkway along the river (above and below the dam) that makes it easy to observe wildlife. The area is called Dundee Lake. I did a quick internet search and found some interesting information about the area on Elmwood Park’s website.