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October 2012

'Nature of the Meadowlands' on Facebook

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"The Nature of the Meadowlands" has its own Facebook Page, filled with photos and a listing of all the times and places that I'll be talking about the book  -- including the BCAS in November and Fyke in January.

I am putting the info there so that this blog doesn't get cluttered.

So please check it out and "like" the page!

The link is here. (Thanks!)

DSCN0831-001Monday's Mystery was a Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillar, seen at Hawk Mountain last month.

Congrats to Denise Farrell for IDing the caterpillar correctly!

Rob Fanning Report 102312

Rob sez:

The female EURASIAN WIGEON has returned to Darlington Lake in Mahwah for its 3rd fall/early winter. I originally discovered this bird on 21 Nov. 2010.

It was first reported yesterday by Doug Morel and it has also been seen today. It was with a small group of American Wigeon (13) A drake Gadwall and Great Blue Heron were also present.

 Highlights at the Allendale Celery Farm this morning incl. 2 flyover PIPITS, a drake L. SCAUP, RUSTY BLACKBIRD (2), Hermit Thrush, Palm Warbler, Osprey, and Cooper's Hawk (3+).

The Wildlife Center in Wyckoff produced by first of season FOX SPARROW (2), a FIELD SPARROW, a flock of 8 BLUEBIRDS, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO, Palm Warbler, Phoebe, and both Kinglets.

PURPLE FINCHES and SISKINS continue daily and were seen at both locations, incl. an adult male at the CF.  (Thanks, Rob!)