The last week has seen dozens of sightings of the somewhat elusive Lapland Longspur in DeKorte Park. A common songbird of the Arctic Tundra, the Lapland Longspur winters across much of the U.S. The sparrow-like bird shows up in the Meadowlands on occasion and is not always easy to find. We hope our Longspur is here for a while!
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A Bald Eagle, Kestrels, Red-Tailed Hawks and Buffleheads were among the species seen during yesterday’s BCAS Nature Walk along Disposal Road and at DeKorte Park. The Park has also been host to our visiting Lapland Longspur (more on this great winter migrant in a later post). The photo above shows the group watching a Bald Eagle overhead. Photos below courtesy of Joe Koscielny.