Located in Rutkowski Park (in Bayonne Stephen Gregg Hudson County Park) Follow the bike path and look in the corner. Come see the winter birds.
These little babies were "born in Bayonne".
How many of the birds and ducks below can you name?
Wild Birds in the Parks of Hudson Countywas written by Patricia Hilliard with photos by Marvin Silber. Patricia Hilliard will join you on the bird walks sponsored by the Bayonne Nature Club. For your free download of this book as an "e-book". Click here:
South Cove Commons - Lefante Way: This walkway takes you out toward Robbins Reef. In summer during low tide you will see sandpipers and plovers. Golden Plovers were seen here in 2008. Osprey frequently fly overhead in September.
Rutkowski Park - Great for viewing Egrets and Herons, Belted Kingfishers, Red-winged Blackbirds and Marsh Wrens.
Stephen Gregg Hudson County Park - Wood Warblers can be found in the trees on the bank between the ball fields and the upper forest area, especially near the pond. The upper forest has Red-bellied Woodpeckers all year round and Baltimore Orioles in summer.
ANSWERS: Top left: Black-crowned Night Heron, Right: Mother, Father and baby Canada Geese; Below Left: Ring-billed Gull, Center: Black Skimmer and Far Right Bottom: Red-Throated Loon. Here below left, Clapper Rail.
Further down, Red-tailed Hawk, Bottom left: Female Mallard with ducklings, Right: Male Mallard in breeding colors.
Let us know if your group would like us to conduct a bird walk for you. We are very familiar with what birds can be seen in any given season in the local parks.
From warblers in Stephen Gregg park to shore birds on Lefante Walkway, to hawks in the big trees throughout Bayonne in winter, we can give your group a tour showing how wild birds live and survive in Bayonne, New Jersey.
BIRD TIP: If you can't afford bird seed, remember you can put out fresh water for the birds. They need it because summer is hot and dry, but winter is dry also. Most sources of water are frozen. Refresh the water daily to provide a clean drink. In winter refresh as often as possible because water will freeze within 30 minutes on very cold days.
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Bird at left:
Little Blue Heron - Bayonne NJ - Photographer: Ed Rumain
The larger duck is not the parent of the smaller one. These are two different types of ducks or "species." The top one is a male Mallard, the bottom one is a Pied-billed Grebe.
You can learn more about birds when you go on a bird walk with the Bayonne Nature Club. The picture at the right was taken by Marion Cooney.
For Bird Photographers: Here's a free book about digital bird photography. Secrets of Digital Bird Photography by Bill Majoros. Tells you everything about digital cameras, lenses, computers, monitors, birding locations, composition of bird photos, techniques for taking better photos etc. The book is entirely online and easy to use.