Marco Lips took this cool photo of two Immature Herons in a crossing patter recently on the Marsh Discovery Trail in DeKorte Park. Marco was looking for wrens, but you never know what you’ll stumble upon.
Our Birding By Boat tour earlier this month was so popular that we’ve added a second trip, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 10 am to noon! Registration is required and we expect the trip to fill up quick, so best to reserve your seat now. Click here to register.
Thanks to all who came out to yesterday’s walk at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. Some great photos from Joe Koscielny below. The next BCAS Meadowlands Nature Walk is on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 10 am to noon, at Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. For more info email email@example.com or call 201-230-4983.
The rare for these parts Wilson’s Phalarope has remained at DeKorte this week. There were continued sightings of the bird yesterday from early morning through 7 pm. Above is a photo of our special guest taken last week by Chris Takacs.
Here’s more on the Wilson’s Phalarope, courtesy of allaboutbirds.org
Every year in late summer, migrating Wilson’s Phalaropes put on an amazing show as enormous flocks amass on salty lakes of the West. There they spin round and round in the nutrient-rich waters, creating whirlpools that stir up invertebrates that will fuel their migration to South America. Females are rich peachy and gray, and are more colorful than the males. Females court and defend male mates—several per season—while males do most of the work of raising the young.