The Killdeer eggs in the nest at the bus parking lot off Disposal Road hatched on 6/21/13. I managed to get a pic of two Killfawns from the batch looking for mom in the early evening.
The Baltimore Oriole chick (below) was found above its nest this morning (6/22/13). After a few feedings by dad, the Oriolette returned to the safety of the nest. (Thanks, Ron!)
The latter was a lifer for many.
Also had six butterfly species (nice!).
The walk was sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.
Full list follows, thanks to Denise Farrell.
The Meadowlands Commission hosted local and national media yesterday to promote the region in advance of the Super Bowl -- and to keep spreading the word that this is not your father's Meadowlands anymore.
A link to a TV news clip from Philadelphia is here.
Record Staff Writer John Brennan's blog post is here.
We are posting some of the photos from yesterday's pontoon boat ride as well... (Yes, we had Black Skimmers galore.)
Three more pix follow...
We are getting reports of Black Skimmers, a threatened species in New Jersey, from all over the Meadowlands -- Mill Creek Marsh, DeKorte, Clay Ave. Wetlands and near Chubb Ave. in Lyndhurst and on the Hackensack River upriver of River Barge Park.
We have been swamped of late -- will catch up on other posts as soon as we can...
You can read his latest, about the NJMC's pontoon boat rides with Naturalist Gabrielle Bennett-Meany, can be found here.
Says Angelo: "The rail is located along the furthest part of of the trail in MCM. When you pass the back bridge along the turnpike the trail turns to the left is where the flight picture was taken. Stop and listen in that area,and you will hear this big mouth. (Thanks, Angelo!)
P.S. A Clapper Rail was reported as a heard bird yesterday at DeKorte.