TRR photo by Scott Rando
Snow buntings forage for seeds in late October on a mountain top in Stokes State Forest, NJ. These birds show the normal drab winter plumage, a sharp contrast with the brilliant black and white plumage of summer.

Snow birds

When we think of wintering birds in the region, the bald eagle comes readily to mind. However, there are a few species of birds that are inconspicuous in looks but have a very exciting travel itinerary. The snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) is one of these world travelers.

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Garden resolutions

A new year always seems like a clean slate, filled with fresh opportunities to try new things and learn from past mistakes.

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Reward offered in eagle killing

FLANDERS, NJ—The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a bald eagle found near Dingman’s Falls Visitor Center in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania in November.

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