MONK PARAKEETS, Ridgefield When you reach Railroad Avenue, head south under Hendricks Causeway Bridge. Park car near the bridge and listen; Monk Parakeets live in nests on underside of the bridge.
KEARNY FRESH-WATER MARSH, Kearny Camman Drive is the road the loops around Gunnell Oval; the marsh is to the east of the easternmost corner of the drive. You can launch kayaks and canoes at this location.
These two photos were taken about an hour apart earlier this month. Although purists would ID these guys as a Tree Swallow and a Groundhog, what we have here in fact is a Ground Swallow and a Treehog. (Our apologies.)
Bruno Rondi of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission has been photographing some of the beautiful cranes of the district. We are posting a few of Bruno' s shots here. No wonder Bruno finds cranes so uplifting. (Thanks, Bruno!)
Bob Dodelson reports seeing a Greater Yellowlegs and an Osprey this morning while unsuccessfully looking for the shrike. This being Saint Patrick's Day, we are thinking that Bob may actually have seen that rare Irish raptor, the O'Sprey. Photo above is a file photo of the aforementioned bird, (Thanks, Bob!)
In recent weeks we have run posts about a Double-crested Cormorant being rescued after getting its neck stuck in a tidegate (here) and battling an eel on the Hackensack River (here). Thought we'd post a nice shot of one just cooling off in one of the tidal pools at Harrier Meadow today.They're not always getting into trouble.