Join the Bergen County Audubon Society for a guided walk at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus, next Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, to look for ducks, raptors and other winter birds. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-230-4983. Hope to see you there!
Here are some more great shots of Al, Alice and their eaglets taken Sunday during the Bergen County Audubon Society’s Save the Eagles Day. These come courtesy of the BCAS’ Joe Koscielny.
The BCAS is also co-sponsoring Where Eagles Fly this Saturday (Jan. 14) at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St., River Edge. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes illustrated talks on the Meadowlands and the return of the Bald Eagle. For more info click here
In our first post yesterday we brought you some great photos from this past Saturday by Mickey Raine, who braved the freezing temps for trips to Mill Creek Marsh and DeKorte Park. But he wasn’t done yet. We’ll start today with photos from his excursion back to Mill Creek and DeKorte on Sunday, including breathtaking views of the Freedom Tower from DeKorte.
Great story in The Record about yesterday’s rally for everyone’s favorite local Bald Eagles, Al and Alice. Some 60 people gathered to observe the pair and their eaglets, who nest in a Cottonwood Tree in Ridgefield Park across Overpeck Creek from Ridgefield. Photos of Al and Alice’s offspring below are appropriately by Alice’s namesake, Alice Leurck, who in 2010 took the first photo of Alice the Eagle.
A hearty Mickey Raine beared the frigid temps on Saturday and Sunday to venture out to Mill Creek Marsh and DeKorte Park and the trips were well worth it. Mickey captured some stunning scenery and willdlife shots. We’ll start with the Saturday photos.
AS FRIGID AND STINGING AS THE RAPIDLY FALLING SNOW WAS–LIKE LITTLE NEEDLES AT FOR MUCH OF THE TIME–IT WAS SO INVIGORATING . . . AND THE WINTER LANDSCAPE (WINTERSCAPE) WAS SIMPLY AMAZING AT BOTH SITES. THERE WAS A CONSTANT FILM IN THE AIR FROM THE SWIRLING SNOWFLAKES AND ABSOLUTELY NO REGULAR SUNLIGHT, BUT THAT WAS JUST FINE. IT IS WHAT MAKES THESEASONAL CHANGES FASCINATING AND BEAUTIFUL IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
Thanks to Alice Leurck for sending these wonderful photos she took during this past Sunday’s New Year’s Day walk at DeKorte! Each captures the pure magnificence of our avian friends.
Check these out, taken earlier today at DeKorte by Dennis Cheeseman.
Northjersey.com has a great story by Scott Fallon today on our favorite pair of Bald Eagles, Al and Alice, who make their nest in a tree in Ridgefield Park overlooking the Overpeck Creek. The story details efforts to ensure that their home is suffiiciently buffered from a neighboring development under construction. A fantastic video accompanies the story.
The Bergen County Audubon Society will hold a rally this Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. to watch Alice and Al and help protect their nest. The rally is part of the Save the Eagles Day and meets on Bell Drive in Ridgefield (not Ridgefield Park).
In addition, you can download or read a free Bald Eagle e-book, “Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands & Beyond.” Al and Alice are featured on pages 29-31. Check it out here