Dennis Cheeseman sent these photos from Mill Creek Marsh. Dennis says it best:
LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! The mud was flying as these Mallards battled it out.
Mickey Raine sent his photos of this stunning Great Egret that he photographed at DeKorte on Tuesday. Mickey wrote: While first standing on the raised walkway to the Gazebo and the Pavilion, immediately after seeing one of the Ospreys pass by overhead, there is was . . . The elegance in flight traversing just above the water across the way in the distance. This beautiful winged specimen appeared as if to say, “Hey, buddy, have you forgotten how graceful I am . . . The King of Richard DeKorte Park?” It was so nice to see this lovely figure grace the landscape in full display of the most wonderful physical attributes in motion.
Spring not only brings a beautiful array of colors to the Meadowlands in the form of flowers, trees and shrubs. It also brings out our beloved flying jewels, the warblers. Awaited by birders from all over New Jersey, warblers are some of the smallest birds found in North American. They are known for their amazing migrations, travelling from South America to as far away as northern Canada and all the way back again.
These beautiful, tiny, fidgety birds seem to never stop moving, springing from branch to branch and tree to tree. You could find Warblers in the tops of the highest trees and some species living on the ground, hidden in the thickets and brambles of their particular habitat. There are about 16 warbler species that breed in New Jersey and up to 35 species pass through during May, some much more common than others.