Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

More From the Kearny Marsh

American Golden Plover

We’ll close out the day with some more great shots from Ron Shields at the Kearny Marsh. Ron writes: Here are some additional images taken over the past week which include a closeup of a Golden Plover, a Black-bellied Plover and a Pectoral sandpiper.  They are great birds for the Kearny Marsh and the Meadowlands. There have been upwards of two dozen plus pectoral sandpipers present which is the most I have ever seen there and this is only the second time I have photographed Black-bellied plovers in the Kearny Marsh.

Black-bellied Plover

Pectoral Sandpiper

American Golden Plovers and Wilson’s Phalarope at Kearny Marsh!

American Golden Plover

Ron Shields photographed someGolden Plovers and Wilson’s Phalarope at the Kearny Marsh in the past week. These are great birds for the Marsh and the Meadowlands! This is also the first time Ron has spotted the phalarope in the marsh. Thanks Ron!

American Golden Plover

Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope



Don’t Miss Jim Wright and Ron Shields’ Talk and Tips at the Meadowlands Birding Festival!

Jim Wright

The BCAS and NJSEA have plenty of great activities lined up for the Meadowlands Birding Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, at DeKorte Park, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm!

Today we’re spotlighting the”Nature of the Meadowlands” talk by Jim Wright, with photography tips by nature photographer Ron Shields, at 10:30 am in the MEC Auditorium.

The talk marks the five-year anniversary of Wright’s book, “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” which was written for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.The lavishly illustrated, 128-page book illuminates the Meadowlands’ natural and unnatural history, including its darkest days of a half-century ago and its environmental revival. Ron contributed many of the book’s beautiful photos.

Jim’s column, “The Bird Watcher,” appears bi-weekly in The Record. His blog is The Celery Farm and Beyond

Ron Shields is an avid birding photographer in the Meadowlands who was recently featured in a Record article.