Mickey Raine sent these photos taken during Tuesday’s Bergen County Audubon Harrier Meadow walk, along with some interesting background information detailing the circumstances behind the shots. Many thanks Mickey!
The Osprey way high up in the sky was spotted as soon as I got there, flying overhead and then once more later, but even farther up the second time. Less than 30 seconds after seeing the Osprey, the Great Blue Heron flew overhead. You can see the fade-away of the nearby tree that almost obstructed the full view.
The Black-Crowned Night Heron had suddenly flew up from where it must have been resting down along the embankment, spooked by the movement and sounds of the visitors walking along the path. By the time I was able to lock in, it was already far across the water and near the southern landscape.