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Monthly Archives: February 2012
From Steve Fasciana: This morning (2/29) at Mt Hope Lake in addition to the regulars, there were 2 Northern Pintail and 5 Green-winged Teal. Also a number of Coot scattered in the phragmites. No eagles were seen.
From John J. Collins: I went to Six Mile Run this evening and heard at least 4 Woodcock peenting and had a good look at one fly up in circles doing its courtship flight (twittering away all the time) and … Continue reading
First, Alan Boyd alerted mocosocoBirds that there were 18 Redheads at Clark Drive in Mt. Olive this morning. Then Mike Hiotis sent the following: “Redhead roulette continues at Clark Dr., Mt. Olive as the gang of Redheads numbered 19 today!!” … Continue reading
Starting with Somerset County: Any birder driving along River Road in Hillsborough Township lately has noticed the multitude of Geese in the Raritan River. Today, Jeff Ellerbusch surveyed the mass in the river from the vicinity of Robert Street in … Continue reading
From Tim Vogel: Northern Shrike continues in Boonton Township – sat up in a low bush next to the parking lot then flew to a small tree behind the garbage cans. Great looks! Mt. Hope Lake, Rockaway Township No sign … Continue reading
The female Blue-winged Teal (BWTE) originally found on February 5 continues at the Chatham Sewage Ponds on Passaic Avenue, Chatham. This remains the only eBird report of BWTE north of I-195 in New Jersey in 2012. There is construction going … Continue reading
Jamie Glydon reports that the Northern Shrike of Johanson Memorial Fields in Boonton Township is very active this morning.
From Mike Hiotis: Produced 2 Wilson’s Snipe spooked up in the field by an unleashed dog.There were 4 Killdeer in the grass just off the garden lot….. Mike Hiotis
6 Tundra Swans were with the 63 Mute Swans at Mt. Hope Lake in Rockaway Township this afternoon. Also present: Canada Goose – 60 Wood Duck – 2 Gadwall – 12 American Wigeon – 42 Mallard – 10 Northern Pintail … Continue reading
Simon Lane reports having three swan species this morning at the Friends Blind at the Wildlife Observation Center of the Great Swamp N.W.R. on Long Hill Road, Harding Township. Of course, only two of the species are genuinely wild, the … Continue reading