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.)
We shot this photo late one rainy day last week of a distant duck. We were thinking it was a Blue-winged Teal, but a sharp-eyed reader suggested a female Greater Scaup. (Sounds good to us; thanks, Rosemarie.) Any other theories? Other Tuesday Teasers are here. As we get into bird-banding season, we'll try to ramp up this feature again.
The Northern Shrike can be seen anywhere within a half-mile of the Retention Pond on Disposal Road, but we see the little dude tucked away along the barbed-wire Cyclone fence around the pond. He can easily hang out in there and go unnoticed.
So we thought we'd show you a typical view of the shrike in his semi-typical spot, and see if you can find him. (He is believed to be a male because he is the biggest Lyndhurst crooner since Lou Monte.)
Click "Continue reading..." immediately below to see the bird's little hideaway, plus two other likely spots.