Jeff Ellerbusch reports the Clay-colored Sparrow (CCSP) he found at Duke Farms in Hillsborough Township yesterday continues this morning. The CCSP is at the right corner of the fenced community garden at the western most parking area of the Orientation Center on Duke Parkway West. 3 Lincoln’s Sparrows, Chipping, Song, abundant Savannah Sparrows as well as a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow are in the same area. Also present were a single Bobolink, flyover Purple Finch, Common Yellowthroats, Palm Warblers everywhere and a late Yellow Warbler. At sunrise, a Common Nighthawk flew over the garden.
October is at our doorstep. Jamie Glydon reports 7 Ruddy Ducks at Lake Parsippany this morning. This is the second report of Ruddy Ducks in our area this week. The first of the season were at Mt. Hope Lake Sunday, Sept. 23.