Julie McCall wrote in last week to ask if any previous Common Raven nests at Laurel Hill had been successful, and the answer is yes.
Last year, for example, two young ravens successfully left the nest in early May– though they still received food from Mom and Dad. (Photo is above, a couple of links are here and here. (Thanks for asking!)
We visited Anderson Creek Marsh recently and found some exceptional birding.
We saw hundreds of peeps, a few Caspian Terns, several Yellow-crowned night herons, plus Snowy and Great Egrets and yellowlegs.
We also saw a Northern Harrier have a run-in with several terns — all in all, a good day to be on the marsh.
The marsh is located on the Hackensack River just south of Harmon Cove in Secaucus.
For more information on Anderson Creek Marsh, click here.
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