The Rob Fanning Report 042810
The Rob Fanning Report 0429 -- heard Baltimore Oriole

My 'Bird Watcher' Column This Week

NJMC baltimore oriole   This week "The Bird Watcher," my column in The Record and Herald News, is all about Baltimore Orioles, including a great place to see them in Bergen County.

   The link is here.

   I see by one report that one has already been seen in the area, on Van Buskirk Island in Oradell, and I am figuring these beautiful birds will be arriving elsewhere in the region, including the Celery Farm any day now. (The shot at right was taken along Disposal Road by DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst); the photo is courtesy of the N.J. Meadowlands Commission.

   In years past, I have seen them just south of the Warden's Watch, including my backyard, and along Warbler Alley (the southeastern part of the path around the CF).

   I am putting out grape jelly and oranges this year as an experiment. I'll post the results here.