Dennis Cheeseman took advantage of the nice weather today to walk DeKorte Park at lunch. He sent in these great photos of an American Kestrel (above) and Pied-billed Grebe (below).
Chris Takacs reports that at least four Snow Buntings were seen at DeKorte today. Chris’ photo above was taken on Disposal Road before sunrise. Three additional birds were sited on the Transco Trail late morning.
The Snow Bunting is a bird of the high Arctic and snowy winter fields. For more info click here
I have been very fortunate over the years to be able to introduce countless people to the incredible diversity of bird species that flourish in the Meadowlands. Many species of this vast array of the Meadowlands avian world, to the disbelief of most participants, are considered threatened or endangered in the State of New Jersey.“
But Don,” as the question usually begin, “if those birds are really endangered how come I see so many of them here?” The simple answer: “It’s the Meadowlands.”