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Monthly Archives: July 2011
Eastern Meadowlarks, Grasshopper Sparrows, and more Blue Grosbeaks at the South Branch WMA, Hillsborough, 7-28-11
From Vince Capp: This morning there were at least 5 calling, not singing- Meadowlarks, making themselves quite visible and sounding off from the Mullein stalks and Pokeweed tops in between multiple feeding trips to the area right behind the hay … Continue reading
From Vince Capp: There were 14 Great Egrets and 7 Great Blue Herons at the man-made pond this morning at 8 AM. The birds were all in the water, except for 3 GEs and 1 GBH which were roosting in … Continue reading
From Jeff Ellerbusch: Bank Swallow and 13-17 Purple Martins at Lord Stirling this morning. Also, while not in large groups yet, Bobolinks seem to be everywhere.
From Tim Vogel: Sunday July 17, 2011 Common Ravens (2) continue at 701 Ford Rd., Rockaway, NJ. I always see them in the late PM. Tim Vogel Denville
The Red-headed Woodpecker of the beaver swamp at the Tourne in Boonton Township was seen this morning. This individual has been present at this place for the entire year. Here is a distant (and not well focused) digiscoped photo of … Continue reading
From Jeff Ellerbusch: This afternoon I went to check on the Cliff Swallow nest on the 287 bridge over the Raritan in Franklin Twp (see the 6/25 post). The nest on the north side of the bridge, the previously active … Continue reading
From Jeff Ellerbusch: This morning at Finderne Wetlands there was a pair of Blue Grosbeak on the eastern most portion of the trail loop. While there was no sign that they were already nesting there were signs that they may … Continue reading
From Tim Vogel: Tourne’s Beaver Swamp Saturday July 9 Very birdy this AM Now I know where all of the Green Herons are – 11 from north end No Red headed Woodpecker today Monday July 4 late afternoon Tourne’s Sparrow … Continue reading
From Ben Barkley: Hi all, Today over my house in Basking Ridge I had a flock of 5 Common Ravens circling in an unusual kettle like formation. I have never seen Ravens act in this manner before, so it was … Continue reading
Frank Sencher, Jr. reports a Blue Grosbeak singing on Beekman Lane, just south of Valis Road in Hillsborough, July 5, 2011.