Yellow-throated Warbler; Field Notes, Apr. 16, 2014

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder

Yellow-throated Warbler in Franklin Township

Yellow-throated Warbler

(Yellow-throated Warbler, Colonial Park, Franklin Twp., NJ – photo by Chris Thomas)

A Yellow-throated Warbler is at Colonial Park, Franklin Township for the third known day. Found on April 14 by Brian Clough and Amy Manning near the Rose Garden Parking Lot (marked as Parking Lot A on the park map), it has crossed Mettler’s Road and was found today near Parking Lot B (Chris Thomas). A PDF of the park map can be seen at this link.

From John J. Collins:
I too found the Yellow-throated Warbler this afternoon at Colonial Park in the south-west corner of parking lot “B.” Other birds present were many Tree and Northern Rough-winged Swallows, my first Barn Swallow of the season, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, dozens of Yellow-rumped Warblers and my first Chimney Swift of the season. There was also a female Northern Pintail on the lake.

Elsewhere at Colonial Park, Chris Duffek found the following:

Great Horned Owl, Franklin Twp., NJ, Apr. 16, 2014 (photo by Chris Duffek).

Great Horned Owl, Franklin Twp., NJ, Apr. 16, 2014 (photo by Chris Duffek).


Other Field Notes

From Matt Ariani:
“The Little Blue Heron remains in the pond behind the fence at Loantaka Brook Reservation, despite the efforts of a Canada Goose attempting to evict it.”


Budd Lake: 15 Bufflehead, 7 Common Mergansers, 6 Common Loons, 2 Horned Grebes, 13 Double-crested Cormorants, 5 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, 2 Purple Martins, 5 Tree Swallows.

Lake Musconetcong: 4 Common Mergansers, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 1 Horned Grebe, 1 Osprey, 2 Bald Eagles and the 1st Spotted Sandpiper reported in Morris County for 2014 (both lake reports eBirded by Alan Boyd).


2 Black-crowned Night-Herons (1 yellow-legged; 1 pink-legged) are on the island at Jefferson Road Pond this afternoon. At least one has been at this location since March 31 with a high count of six on April 7 (J. Klizas).

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Tuesday Field Notes, Apr. 15, 2014

Yellow-throated Warbler in Franklin Township

The Yellow-throated Warbler discovered yesterday (see this post) continues as of this morning near the Rose Garden parking lot of Colonial Park, Franklin Township. The garden driveway is on the west side of Metlar’s Road slightly south of the main entrance for Colonial Park. This Setophaga warbler was singing continuously at 6:20 this morning for the entire thirty minutes this observer was present.


 Gulls in Hillsborough Twp.

4 Bonaparte’s, 21 Ring-billed, 4 Herring and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull(s) were at River Road, Hillsborough near the Norz Farm (Jeff Ellerbusch). This is a productive gull site in 2014 which has produced 7 species of gulls so far: Bonaparte’s, Laughing, Ring-billed, Herring, Iceland, Lesser Black-backed and Great Black-backed. Add the Glaucous Gull seen in January along Homestead Road and Hillsborough has an impressive gull list for an inland site without any sizable bodies of water.

At Opie Road, Branchburg Twp.: 7 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Lesser and 3 Greater Yellowlegs (J. Ellerbusch). They were absent by the afternoon – Editor.


Little Blue Heron at Loantaka Brook Reservation

From Liz Mershon:
“The Little Blue Heron was located once again Tuesday 4/15) at Loantaka – Kitchell Pond. It was at the pond behind the fence.”


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Yellow-throated Warbler, and more, Apr. 14, 2014

Yellow-throated Warbler in Franklin Township

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(Yellow-throated Warbler, Colonial Park, Apr. 14, 2014 – photo by Jeff Ellerbusch).

From Brian Clough:
Amy Manning and I had a singing Yellow-throated Warbler at Colonial Park this afternoon. It was hanging out in the Norway Spruces adjacent to the Rose Garden parking lot off Metlar’s Rd.

[Editor's note: In the early evening, Jeff Ellerbusch was able to relocate the Yellow-throated Warbler in the same location. See the above photograph. This is an excellent record for Somerset County.]

Earlier in the day at Colonial Park, Zach Batren and Holly Ellerbusch found the first Yellow Warbler of 2014 in either Somerset or Morris Counties.

Little Blue Heron(s?) at Loantaka Brook Reservation

Hank Burk, Mike Ostrow, myself and others saw the continuing adult Little Blue Heron at Loantaka Brook Reservation at different times during the day.

Little Blue Heron, Loantaka Brook Reservation, NJ, Apr. 14, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Little Blue Heron, Loantaka Brook Reservation, NJ, Apr. 14, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Leslie Webster gives a full report with an added twist:
“News from Loantaka Brook Reservation: Blue-gray Gnatcatchers have moved into the woods and at Kitchell Pond. Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped Warblers are still abundant, as are Ruby-crowned Kinglets. A Chipping Sparrow was heard singing at the Loantaka Way parking lot. At the pond, two Little Blue Herons were observed, as was the male Blue-winged Teal.”

Mike Ostrow reports the following:
“I saw Leslie Webster’s eBird report about 2 Little Blue Herons this morning. At first I saw only one. Then later I saw two small herons flying together over the reeds (looking into sun so I couldn’t get much detail, but they looked similar.), and assumed it was 2 Little Blues. However, 10 min later there were two herons in the tree together, and one of them was clearly a Green Heron. So I’m not sure if the flying ones were both blues or not. But I imagine it’s worth keeping an eye out for a second one though. Great little spot!”

From Jennifer Books, Sun., Apr. 13:
The Little Blue Heron was still at Loantaka this afternoon (Sunday, Apr. 13). I along with David Bernstein spotted it in the water behind the baseball field. It was feeding and then flew up to a perch in the nearby willow tree. A beautiful bird I might add!
There is also a lone Pied-billed Grebe at Osborne Pond. And, my sister and I spotted several interesting birds while kayaking the Passaic River upriver from the Fisherman’s Parking Lot. They included our first Little Green Heron of the year, 2 Blue-Winged Teal, 2 Great Blue Herons, a Canada Goose nesting on the top of a root ball from a fallen tree, and several Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers as well as Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

Birds at Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover Township

Glossy Ibis, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 13, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Glossy Ibis, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 13, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Yesterday, April 13, Chuck Hantis found a Glossy Ibis at Melanie Lane Wetlands. This is the 3rd known record for Glossy Ibis in Morris County this spring which is remarkable (all are photographed).

Osprey, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 13, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Osprey, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 13, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Today at Melanie Lane Wetlands, this observer saw 2 Green Herons, 1 Great Egret, a Solitary Sandpiper (the first in the mocosocoBirds region for 2014), 4 Gadwall, 2 Northern Shovelers, 35 Green-winged Teal, 18 Wilson’s Snipe and a Rusty Blackbird (J. Klizas).

Green Heron, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 14, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas).

Green Heron, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 14, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas).

Total Lunar Eclipse tonight

Unfortunately, the weather forecast calls for cloud cover.

Here are the times for the different phases of the eclipse in Eastern Daylight Savings Time:
Eastern Daylight Time (April 15, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 1:58 a.m. EDT on April 15
Total eclipse begins: 3:07 a.m. EDT
Greatest eclipse: 3:46 a.m. EDT
Total eclipse ends: 4:25 a.m. EDT
Partial eclipse ends: 5:33 a.m. EDT

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Wildcat Ridge, Rockaway Twp. (89 Raptors), Apr. 13, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2014

Species Day Month Season
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 14 14
Bald Eagle 0 10 10
Northern Harrier 1 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 19 24
Cooper’s Hawk 3 5 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 4
Broad-winged Hawk 73 92 92
Red-tailed Hawk 0 20 23
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 17 17
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Total: 89 187 197

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Tom Gorman
Observers:

Visitors:
(30) visitors and also Ted who was a great assistance in finding many of
today’s migrants and easily identifying same. Ted is a regular at the
Chimney Hawk watch and I personally with to thank him for his help today.

Weather:
Day began with 100% high cloud cover w/light rain at 0815 and 0930 yielding
to loose cloud cover with haze beyond 2 miles. Temperature range 52-74F
with winds 5 gusting to 25 mph. No complete sunlight until after hawk watch
was closed.

Raptor Observations:
The majority of the raptors were only a couple thousand feet above the hawk
watch and about 2 dozen were higher.
All birds followed nearly the same section of sky just to the left and
overhead at the watch.

The local TV’s and BV’s and Red-tailed hawk were generally just above the
treetops and the Red-tail soared throughout the valley with naked eye
details.

All Broad-winged hawk generally were in groups of 3-5 individuals, however
Ted located a mini kettle of 12 high and slightly left of the hawk watch.
Most of the Broad-winged which flew over, gave great naked eye views of
their patterns and terminal bands.

There was as an FYI, @ 1457 hours a single adult Bald Eagle which came in
from the NW over Marcella and went down into the valley over Jonathan’s
Woods,soared the base of Bald Hill and went over St. Clares Hospital and
never returned to the sky. It is possible that this was one of those
either resident in Denville or possible the Troy Meadows….not officially
counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Negative song birds but repeat visits from the Northern Flicker, the pair
of Raven flying off the left side of the watch and in flight further out
were Common Mergansers and Cormorants.

Two birds flying together, believed to be a shorebird (not Gulls), slowly
soared over the valley from Morris Plains and went overhead…..no clue as
to what they were.

Predictions:
Weather said to be partly cloudy with temps nearing 80F.
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Report submitted by ()
Wildcat Ridge – New Jersey information may be found at:
http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

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Little Blue Heron, Vesper Sparrow, Migrants, Apr. 13, 2014

Little Blue Heron at Loantaka Brook Reservation

Little Blue Heron
(Photo by Chris Thomas)

While searching the fenced-in pond at Loantaka Brook Reservation early this morning for shorebirds (there are none), an adult Little Blue Heron flew into the pond in close proximity to the continuing male and female Blue-winged Teal. Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Pine, Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers were in the trees near the pond. Little Blue Heron is a rare visitor to Morris County with one or two sightings per year, if at all (J. Klizas).


Vesper Sparrow at Glenhurst Meadows

This morning, a Vesper Sparrow was at Wagner Arboretum (west side of Glenhurst Meadows) where the old barn used to be. Also, 3 Blue-winged Teal and 18 Green-winged Teal, 4 Broad-winged Hawks, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 American Kestrels, 1 Merlin, 9 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 25 Palm, 2 Pine and 20 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 6 Field and 6 Savannah Sparrows (Jeff Ellerbusch).


 Bald Eagle in Hanover Twp.

Bald Eagle, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Bald Eagle, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

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From Chuck Hantis, Apr. 12, 2014 at Melanie Lane Wetlands:
“I counted 7 Great Egrets, 2 Great Blue Herons, a pair of Northern Shovelers , then a bunch of Green-winged Teal exploded off the water. Like magic, the Eagle showed up.”

Bald Eagle, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Bald Eagle, Hanover Twp., NJ, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis).


 Broad-winged Hawks

The spring Broad-winged Hawk season in Morris County began yesterday, Apr. 12, with 19 tallied at the Wildcat Ridge hawk watch in Rockaway Township.


Other Field Notes

Purple Martins are back at the Verizon Pond off of South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge (J. Ellerbusch).

3 Pectoral Sandpipers continue at Opie Road, Branchburg Twp. (David Bernstein).


Photos

Bittern
American Bittern at Great Swamp NWR, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by Tom Smith).

Hermit Thrush, Rockaway Twp. NJ, Apr. 13, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas).

Hermit Thrush, Rockaway Twp. NJ, Apr. 13, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas).

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Laughing Gull, American Bittern, etc., Apr. 12, 2014

Horned Grebe, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas).

Horned Grebe, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas).

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Laughing Gull in Hillsborough Township

A Laughing Gull (LAGU) was at the Norz farm area of River Road this morning with 40 Ring-billed Gulls (Jeff Ellerbusch). LAGU is a rare species in the mocosocoBirds area, more so in Morris than Somerset.

3 Pectoral Sandpipers joined the 7 Blue-winged Teal at Opie Road, Branchburg Twp. (Andrew Lucas). These represent the first Pectoral Sandpipers of the season in the mocosocoBirds region.


American Bittern at Great Swamp NWR

The area’s first American Bittern for 2014 was at the near blind at the Wildlife Observation center of the Great Swamp NWR as eBirded by Tom Smith.


 West Morris Lakes

One of four Bonaparte's Gulls at Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

One of four Bonaparte’s Gulls at Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Apr. 12, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

4 Bonaparte’s Gulls were at Van Every Cove at Lake Hopatcong this morning. The speed boats are motoring up and fishermen are numerous at this boat-happy body of water. Nevertheless, there are still water birds to find. 134 Bufflehead are scattered about New Jersey’s largest lake, the most located at one place in 2014 in Morris and Somerset counties – also, 2 Lesser Scaup, 9 Common and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Common Loons, 1 Pied-billed Grebe and 8 Horned Grebes, most in nearly complete alternate plumage.

Lake Musconetcong has 3 Horned Grebes, 16 Buffleheads, Purple Martins, Double-created Cormorants, Mute Swans and fishing boats.

Budd Lake has 55 Bufflehead, 28 Common Mergansers, 7 Red-breasted Merganser females, 8 Ruddy Ducks and 4 Horned Grebes. Horned Grebes are ubiquitous on the large lakes at the current time (J. Klizas).


General notes: Ruby-crowned Kinglets are reported from various sources today. Barn Swallows are more evident. Palm and Pine Warbler numbers are growing. Brown Thrashers and Chipping Sparrows are moving into the region.

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Friday Field Notes, Apr. 11, 2014

Sandhill Crane in Hillsborough Twp.

Sandhill Crane, Hillsborough Twp., NJ, Apr. 11, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

Sandhill Crane, Hillsborough Twp., NJ, Apr. 11, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

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A family from Hillsborough Township found an unusual visitor on Wednesday in the cornfield adjacent to their yard. Not sure what it was or what it was doing there, the family accurately determined it was a Sandhill Crane. The crane was still in the field this morning and the family was concerned that the bird was injured since they had not observed it fly. A call made to Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville made its way to this writer, who happened to be in Hillsborough. An afternoon visit to the location ensued to determine if, in fact, the Crane was infirm or not. The bird was easily found in the cornfield. An attempt was made to slowly creep up on the bird to see how it would react. It reacted as it should and in a moment took off in flight in apparent good health. Is this one of the Franklin Township Sandhill Cranes who spent their seventh winter in the area recently?

Sandhill Crane, Hillsborough Twp., NJ, Apr. 11, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

Sandhill Crane, Hillsborough Twp., NJ, Apr. 11, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).


 

From Alan Boyd:
Purple Martins have returned to one of the houses on the Port Morris side of Lake Musconetcong. The Red-throated Loon continues on the lake along with 2 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 3 Horned Grebes and a few scattered Buffleheads.

Budd Lake had a group of 7 Red-breasted Mergansers along with a few Common Mergansers and 6 Horned Grebes.


Three Black-crowned Night-Herons were seen at Jefferson Road Pond this afternoon with a growing amount of whitewash on the rocks of the island (Chris Thomas).

From Walter Blenderman:
Two Black-crowned Night-Herons at the West End Pond of Green Brook Park, North Plainfield; one up at the front, one way in the back, both in the water, playing easy to see today.


Boonton Reservoir had 6 Common Loons, 1 Horned Grebe, 2 Buffleheads and 6 Common Mergansers. The island and surrounding waters held at least 192 Double-crested Cormorants (do you think one could be a Neotropic? Too far to tell). 27 Great Blue Herons and, interestingly, 2 Great Egrets were also on on the island.

It is trout and boating season. Lake Parsippany’s waterfowl numbers are scant: 1 Northern Shoveler, a few Ring-necked Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 16 Ruddy Ducks, a Horned Grebe in alternate plumage and the three American Coot (J. Klizas).


From Leslie Webster:

News from Loantaka Brook Reservation: warmer air has brought Palm Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and Hermit Thrushes into the reservations. These species were observed in the woods and at Kitchell Pond. Every Spring, at least one Osprey pays a brief visit to the pond. Today an Osprey was tearing apart a fish in the tall dead tree to the west of the ponds. A fellow birder pointed out a pair of Blue-winged Teal in the back pond, a rather uncommon species here. In the woods, a male and female Pileated Woodpecker were finding goodies in a fallen, decaying log.

Blue-winged Teal, Loantaka Brook Reservation, NJ, Apr. 11, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas).

Blue-winged Teal, Loantaka Brook Reservation, NJ, Apr. 11, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas).

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Yellowlegs, Apr. 9, 2014

Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Lincoln Park, NJ, Apr. 9 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Lincoln Park, NJ, Apr. 9 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

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Greater Yellowlegs have been in the mocosocoBirds area in very small numbers for a few weeks. Lesser Yellowlegs (LEYE) arrived today with an eBird report of two LEYE from the Raritan River Walkway (John J. Collins) and a single LEYE from Lincoln Park (Jill Homcy, J. Klizas). Also at Lincoln Park, actually the northern edge of the section of Great Piece Meadows in Morris County, were the first Barn Swallows reported in Morris for 2014. Palm and Pine Warblers were present with numerous Wood Ducks, Green-winged Teal and Ring-necked Ducks in the flooded woods.

The flooded Lincoln Park Gravel Pits were quiet in the afternoon. An Osprey, Hermit Thrush and 7 Northern Shovelers were the highlight (J. Klizas).

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Tuesday Field Notes, Apr. 8, 2014

Red-throated Loon and Horned Grebe continue with the diminishing number of waterfowl at Lake Musconetcong (Alan Boyd).

Budd Lake has 9 Horned Grebes, 3 Common Loons, 45 Common and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (Alan Boyd).

4 Black-crowned Night-Herons continue at Jefferson Road Pond (Julie Buechner).

Morris County’s first Louisiana Waterththrush of 2014 was singing this morning along the Lamington River on Black River Road, Washington Township (J. Klizas).

6 Greater Yellowlegs were at Duke Farms along with Pine, Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers (Jeff Ellerbusch).


From Tim Vogel:
Cedar Lake, Denville had 1 Common Raven.

Florham Park Fields had 2 Redheads, 12 Ring-necked Ducks, 4 Buffleheads, 1 Ruddy Duck.

Tim Vogel, Denville.


Rusty Blackbird, Florham Park, NJ, Apr. 8, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

Rusty Blackbird, Florham Park, NJ, Apr. 8, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

The avian dynamic changes later in the day at Florham Park Fields. When this observer was there at 5 p.m. all of the ducks were gone because of human disturbance. Fishermen have been using the ponds with more regularity the past few years. 10 Rusty Blackbirds were in the woods at the edge of the field along with Red-winged Blackbirds and American Robins. 52 Wilson’s Snipe were flushed in the wet field. At least 6 Killdeer were present.

Boonton Reservoir had 4 Bufflehead, 1 Red-breasted Merganser drake and 3 Common Loons. 172 Double-crested Cormorants and 26 Great Blue Herons were counted on the island from the south end of the reservoir (J. Klizas).

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Sandhill Cranes at Great Swamp, and more, Apr. 7, 2014

Jim Gilbert reports that 3 Sandhill Cranes flew west past the overlook on Pleasant Plains Road, Great Swamp NWR at 11:00 a.m. Also, there was an influx of Palm Warblers, Eastern Towhees, Brown Thrashers, Field and Swamp Sparrows, etc. plus one hovering Osprey and one Purple Martin.

6 Black-crowned Night-Herons were counted on the island at Jefferson Road Pond, Parsippany by Matthew Skalla.

2 Black-crowned Night-Herons were at Green Brook Park, North Plainfield (Walter Blenderman).

Jim Mulvey found the first Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in the mocosocoBirds region for 2014 today at Passaic River County Park, River Road, Chatham Township.

A Greater Yellowlegs, either the same individual or another, has been present at the private, fenced-in pond at Loantaka Brook Reservation since April 3. Shorebirds should be arriving soon, but the Loantaka Yellowlegs is the only one on the radar in Morris County at the present time.


From Tim Vogel:
Split Rock Reservoir – The dam is closed due to construction. You can get to the parking lot from the Boonton Township side. There won’t be any swallows nesting on the dam this year! Lots of Bluebird boxes along the “new and improved” power lines. Also an Osprey platform between the woods and the lake and under the power line. Good luck!
1 Common Loon. Lack of waterfowl probably due to weekend boating.

Green Pond on Green Pond Road, Rockaway Twp., had 1 Common Loon, 4 Horned Grebe.

Jacob’s Road pond (off Green Pond Rd.) had 75 Ring-necked Ducks.

Lake Denmark: 1 Common Loon; Bald Eagle, 1 adult (on nest).

Mt. Hope Lake: Bald Eagle 2 adult (1 on nest); Mute Swan 75; Swallows – lots.

Mt. Hope Pond (the other one across the street)
15 Double-crested Cormorant competing with the fishermen.

Lake Parsippany – 15 Common Mergansers.

Jefferson Road Pond, Parsippany
Black-crowned Night-Heron 5 (roosting on the island).

Boonton Reservoir (Rt. 202 north side) – 2 Common Loons.

Tim Vogel, Denville


Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath has the same species that have been on the Raritan River this season (Jeff Ellerbusch): 8 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Greater Scaup, 23 Bufflehead, 9 Common Goldeneye, 24 Common Mergansers, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers (1 drake and 12 hens, a remarkable number for an unusually widespread species this past winter and spring), 60 Northern Rough-winged Swallows and 500 Tree Swallows.


From Chris Duffek, Sun. Apr. 6:
Managed a few hours today at Griggstown Grasslands. Short list includes:
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Field Sparrow
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Tree Swallows

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