Some of the verbs used on this web site may be unfamiliar to some readers. The verb “to tweet” refers to a posting made on Twitter, the microblogging and social networking service. “To eBird” is to list a record on Cornell’s eBird database. One can read the eBird postings through various means such as the eBird Google Gadget, eBird Alerts, etc.
- Jim Gilbert tweeted a Yellow Warbler form the Great Swamp, April 16. This is the first Yellow Warbler report from the MoCoSoCo region in 2012.
- Andrew Lucas eBirded an Orchard Oriole and 2 Common Yellowthroats from Griggstown Grasslands. This is the first Orchard Oriole reported in the MoCoSoCo region in 2012. The 2 Common Yellowthroats are first of the season, but there was a female COYE on January 11 in Griggstown.
- Another Common Yellowthroat was at Sourland Preserve in Hillsborough today, seen by Holly Ellerbusch.
- Black-and-white Warbler(s) continued this morning at the Great Swamp Wildlife Observation Center on Long Hill Road in Harding Township. After watching the warbler in the tops of the trees in the parking area, this observer looked to the ground to find a young kit staring at him from 10 feet away. After a moment of eye contact the kit ran under the Friends of the Great Swamp shed.
- Simon Lane reports Orchard Oriole, Yellow Warbler and Black-and-white Warbler from the Great Swamp this evening. This is the first Oriole report for Morris County in 2012.
From Jamie Glydon:
I had the rare privilege of working from home today. This meant I had an extra few minutes in the morning hours to do some birding.
Nothing new to note at Bee Meadow.
Troy Meadows (Troy Meadow Rd access) produced my first 2 Solitary Sandpipers for Morris County in 2012. They were “flyovers” at the gas line cut. They were calling frequently.
Another FOY for me at Troy Meadows, was a Savannah Sparrow. The SASP was located sitting on the rubber pieces at the old “firing range”.
Good Birding – Jamie
From Alan Boyd:
I heard at least two singing House Wrens in our neighborhood this morning. This is at least a week earlier than I’ve ever had them here before.
Alan Boyd – Flanders