Saturday, July 04, 2009

July 4 - Meadowlands birding

This morning I made a brief visit to the Meadowlands areas near De Korte Park. While I did not see the Common Moorhen that I was looking for I did find my other target birds. There were several Least Bitterns as I saw two in the reeds and another 3-4 in flight.


Credit: Burt Barnett

I was able to get stunning views of a pair of Barn Owls:

What surprised me today was just how long their legs are !

Other interesting birds seen today: Willow Flycatcher, Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting, Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird, Osprey, Swallows of Tree, Rough-Winged, and Barn.