Author Archives: Jonathan Klizas

Red-throated Loons, Grebes, Apr. 20, 2015

5 Red-throated Loons, probably storm-related, are at the north end of Boonton Reservoir this afternoon. 11 Common Loons, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 1 Horned Grebe are also at the reservoir. Lake Parsippany has 1 Ring-necked Duck, 4 Lesser Scaup, 2 Bufflehead, 19 … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, Apr. 19, 2015

Between 6:00 and 6:300 this morning over 2,000 Red-winged Blackbirds, predominantly females, lifted off in groups of 100-300 from the marsh at Troy Meadows. 600 Common Grackles did likewise. All the birds flew in a northeast direction. Palm and Yellow-rumped … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Apr. 18, 2015

Purple Finches and Pine Siskins Looking out at the bird feeder, the only species seen are Purple Finches and Pine Siskins. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Hopefully, you are able to enjoy the winter finches that are … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated Warbler at Glenhurst Meadows, April 17, 2015

2014 was a banner year for Yellow-throated Warbler sightings in Morris and especially Somerset. The spring of 2015 is off to a promising start, as well. (Yellow-throated Warbler, Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, Apr. 17, 2015 – photo by Rob Gallucci. Clicking … Continue reading

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A Day for Toads, Thursday Bird Notes, Apr. 16, 2015

American Toads (Click on the photo for a larger image.) If one is in the proper habitat, it is hard to miss the other-worldly sound of the American Toad currently heard in the mocosocoBirds region. Hear a sample here. Watch … Continue reading

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Bonaparte’s Gulls, Red-necked Grebe, other bird notes, Apr. 15, 2015

23 Bonaparte’s Gulls were in Lake Hopatcong north of Bertrand Island this afternoon accompanied by 4 Common Loons and 4 Horned Grebes. The Loon season on Morris lakes is winding down. Budd Lake had 2 Common Loons, 2 Horned Grebes, … Continue reading

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Purple Finches, Yellow Warbler, etc., Apr. 14, 2015

Hold onto your binoculars – spring migration is revving up into high gear already – and it goes by quickly. Purple Finches Alan Boyd reports 18 Purple Finches at his feeder in Roxbury Twp. this morning. (Photo by Alan Boyd – … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes: a Day of Firsts, April 13, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The photo above shows a Common Loon performing the backstroke at Boonton Reservoir. The number of Common Loons diminished greatly from yesterday’s 40 as a mere 15 Common Loons were on the reservoir … Continue reading

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Loons and Grebes on Morris Lakes, April 12, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The spring of 2015 in Morris County will be remembered for loons and grebes. Unprecedented numbers continue to occur on the larger bodies of water, especially Lake Hopatcong and Boonton Reservoir. 42 … Continue reading

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53 Broad-winged Hawks at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, April 12, 2015

Wildcat Ridge Hibernia, New Jersey, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2015 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total Black Vulture 0 0 6 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 9 16 16 Bald Eagle 1 2 3 Northern Harrier … Continue reading

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