Mocosocobirds will try to get postings published in a timely manner. The continuing power calamity is spreading to fuel stations. The very few that are open in our area have lines as long as two miles(!) on Mt. Kemble Ave. in Morristown. From what I have heard, the situation is not rosier anywhere nearby.
Yesterday, Jeff Ellerbusch compiled a list of storm birds from various points along the Raritan River in Somerset County. Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Gulls, shorebirds and more were seen. Below is a partial species list:
Great Blue Heron
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Today, Oct. 31, 500-600 Brant are reported migrating over Somerset County.
Jamie Glydon reports 2 Brant and 5 Ring-necked Ducks at Lake Parsippany.