It may be Friday the 13th, but it doesn't take any luck at all to get great views of waterfowl at DeKorte Park and environments these days.
The tidal impoundments have been home to a bevy of birds these days -- not only Northern Shovelers (one is pictured at left) but also Green-winged Teal, Canvasbacks, Pintails (below, flying), Gadwalls, Common Mergs (female is below), Black Ducks, Mallards, Buffleheads, Hooded Mergs and more.
The Marsh Discovery is now open again for its entire length.
We mention this in case you are looking for something to do this weekend. The birding at DeKorte Park and elsewhere near the Hackensack River is great.
Just don't forget your camera.