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CAROL CLARK July 1, 2014 at 01:59 pm
I was in Fresh Kills Park (i.e. the former garbage dump) on Staten Island a few years ago and a parkRead More employee pointed out a bald eagle soaring overhead.
colleen July 2, 2014 at 09:36 am
It sure is a baby bald eagle I see them all the time I live here in Matawan New Jersey right offRead More lower Main Street I see them in my backyard I see groups of three mother and parent and baby. I've got great pictures of them
Christina Johnson July 2, 2014 at 09:14 pm
Colleen, please share your photos of your resident eagles directly on the Patch Announcement BoardRead More so we can see them! Just look for the green POST button on the front page. thanks!
Michael Megill June 20, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Amazing to me the extent to which "we" go to protect these endangered birds. ClosingRead More areas, using electrified fences, etc. Though no one seems to care about the negative impact of continued development along the shore and beach/sand replenishment. The sand replenishment completely kills the marine life needed to support these and other birds and replaces it with sand that is not ideal for many marine species. Read the reports, the ACOE will tell you in their own analysis the marine life will be both temporarily and permanently affected. Now, with our politicians approval, inclusive of Congressman Pallone. Will we decimate an entire marine ecology stretching from Elberon to Asbury Park. Jetties will be destroyed and buried under millions of cubic yards of sand. All marine life and habitat destroyed. Yet the general public does not seem to care. But watch out for the little cotton balls with beaks.
Jeff April 7, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Is it any surprise the females aren't attracted to the Jersey Shore? How many idiotic fist-bumping,Read More "Yo Baby!" jerks can they put up with?
california April 8, 2014 at 09:40 am
Its easy to figure out what the problem is- if you notice all the mexicans, asians and ninjas whoRead More flood the shoreline catching anything they can find- size doesnt matter and nobody enforces the law to see what their buckets are full of. They take as much as they can and never throw back anything, even if its grossly too small. If fish and game would regulate them and enforce size and quantity limits we wouldnt have such a decline in population.
Gordo K April 8, 2014 at 01:36 pm
I can't imagine that people eating these things could contribute to a decline. How hard up mustRead More someone be to eat horseshoe crabs? They're fit only for bait or fertilizer.
Christina Johnson March 24, 2014 at 08:02 am
Thank you volunteers, and thank you Joe Reynolds for writing about this. I'll never look at aRead More platform nest again without thinking about the people who put it there.
Carol Beckenstein March 24, 2014 at 10:56 am
This is a magnificent gift to the Bayshore. Thanks you.
Karen F March 19, 2014 at 02:23 pm
I love your photo of the snowy owl! It makes me want to head to Sandy Hook to see for myself.Read More Thanks for sharing.
John Romano March 12, 2014 at 10:17 am
......THIS .....is actually an exciting story, since a revered national symbol ...and moreRead More importantly a species of wildlife ....seems to have been 'rescued' from the brink of extinction.
Carolyn Foote Edelmann February 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm
I, also, cannot imagine oystercatchers this early. We do have to consider that they know whatRead More they're doing. Two other places to find them in NJ are at the end of Seven Bridges Road in Tuckerton, (through the lush greenery to the water - and there aren't any obvious rocks.); and "The Meadows" entry to the sea off Sunset Road in Cape May. At the latter, in early May, I bumped into Princeton colleagues. We all five marveled as territorializing oystercatchers 'duked it out' over where to build nests. Thank you for this good news! Carolyn Foote Edelmann
Marjorie Smith August 23, 2012 at 07:27 pm
Sad since they are headed for extinction. It's bad to lose even one.
bayboat August 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm
Unless you ban boats, there is nothing that can be done to prevent accidents like this. C'est laRead More vie.
Hector Logan August 26, 2012 at 02:01 am
And this is news, how?
kbish87 January 26, 2014 at 08:39 pm
I always learn something new and fascinating from your blog. Pictures and prose are both great!Read More Whelks are glorious, hope to see one on my beach one day.
Joe Reynolds January 27, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Thanks for the nice words! I hope you too find a whelk soon. Fair winds, Joe R.
Andrew Davis December 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm
Let me know when penguins show up. Then you have my complete attention.
kbish87 December 4, 2013 at 04:25 pm
Cannot thank you enough for these great photos. I love the skyline with snowy owl shot!
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