Roger Johnson found a very late Northern Parula at Troy Meadows today representing the only known record in the eBird database of this species for November in the Morris and Somerset County region. A Winter Wren, 2 Hermit Thrushes, 30 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 4 Chipping Sparrows and a White-crowned Sparrow are other species of interest at Troy Meadows today.
A well-described Blue-headed Vireo was found today near the dam at Ann Van Middlesworth Park in Hillsborough Township by Vicki Schwartz. This is also an unusual late record for Morris and Somerset Counties. Vicki also had a Pied-billed Grebe at Amwell Pond on Oct. 31. When slightly iced over, this pond has had Glaucous and Iceland Gulls in prior years as well as Brant and duck species of interest.
Jeff Ellerbusch informed mocosocoBirds of an immature Northern Goshawk and immature Golden Eagle at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch today. A full report from the hawkwatch will be published later.
From John J. Collins:
In addition to the Pine Siskins I’ve been enjoying at my feeders here in Raritan Borough (up to 127 at a time) this afternoon brought me a first for my yard – a female Evening Grosbeak! Now if I could just have my electricity back everything would be truly grand!
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