For at least the second year in a row, Cliff Swallows are nesting on the I-287 bridge over the Raritan River in Franklin Township in the vicinity of the Easton Avenue exit. The nests are viewable from the towpath at the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. There are at least 6-7 active nests totaling at least 12 individuals. Only two nests and one pair of Cliff Swallows were observed in 2011.
A male and female Dickcissel continue at Negri-Nepote Grasslands in Franklin Township. The male divides his time singing from the wire and being near the female in the ground level grasses and vegetation east of the pond. Obvious signs of nesting have not been observed, as far as is known.