Morris Township was pleasantly birdy this morning. Two Lincoln’s Sparrows and two Purple Finches were at Sayre’s Farm. Two Lincoln’s Sparrows were also found by Jamie Glydon at Bee Meadow Park yesterday, Sept. 14.
Sayre’s Farm highlights:
Eastern Wood-Pewee – 6
Eastern Phoebe singing incessantly
Red-eyed Vireo – 5
Common Yellowthroat – 5
Am. Redstart – 8
No. Parula – 2
Lincoln’s Sparrow – 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – 2
Purple Finch – 2
Patriot’s Path along Washington Valley Road added 3 Palm Warblers.
5 Blue-winged Teal were at Mt. Hope Lake in Rockaway Township. Mute Swan numbers are down to a low 63.
Jeff Ellerbusch had the following at Selody Sod Farms: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpipers (2 juves, 1 un-aged), 3 Am. Golen Plovers (2 Adults, 1 Juve) and 178 Killdeer. The construction site at Schoolhouse Rd. in Franklin Township had 7 Least Sandpipers, 5 Killdeer and 4 Blue-winged Teal.
Chimney Rock was reported as “dead” this morning. Hawk movements will probably pick up during the day with the northwest winds.
On Twitter, Rick S., @PixelHawk, tweets 200 Broad-winged Hawks as of noon at Wildcat Ridge in Rockaway Township.
With constant northerly winds overnight, Sunday morning could be quite good.