Daily Archives: August 9, 2018

Photos From Last Sunday’s DeKorte Walk

Ring-billed Gull and Semi-palmated Sandpiper

We’ve got a variety of great photos from Joe Koscielny taken during this past Sunday’s Bergen Audubon walk at DeKorte Park. More from Joe for your viewing pleasure tomorrow morning!

The next Meadowlands BCAS walk is Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 10 am to noon at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. For more info contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Northern Mockingbird

Least Sandpipers

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: A Message in a Feather

Red-tailed Hawk Feather Credit: Don Torino

After having a tough, exhausting day I thought I would try to relax and wind down for a while at our butterfly garden. Pondering the days ahead, stressing more than a little about all I needed to get done and wondering how I could ever do it I glanced down and saw something moving ever so slightly in the afternoon breeze.

Lying in the grass like some surreal message set in a grassy frame there sat a feather. Not just any feather but a wonderful russet, ash and black almost mystical feather. A Red-tailed hawk feather in all its enchanted grandeur.

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