Author Archives: Jonathan Klizas

Thursday Bird Notes, May 28, 2015

Lark Sparrow in Florham Park A well-described Lark Sparrow was reported at Florham Park Fields yesterday afternoon (Dominic Garcia-Hall). The Lark Sparrow was not relocated today despite several observers looking at different times during the day. Only two other second and third-hand … Continue reading

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A season at an end?, May 26, 2015

An Acadian Flycatcher was a highlight in the Great Swamp NWR yesterday, May 25. Other than that and a flurry of Mourning Warblers at Lord Stirling Park on Saturday, May 24, spring migration has petered out in Morris and Somerset … Continue reading

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Mourning Warblers, Sunday Bird Notes, May 24, 2015

Mourning Warblers at Lord Stirling Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) 4-5 Mourning Warblers were found at various locations within Lord Stirling Park this morning, such as the Lenape Loop, Dance Floor and Bullfrog Pond areas (Jeff Ellerbusch, Simon Lane). … Continue reading

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Kentucky Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, May 23, 2015

A Kentucky Warbler was found this morning at Lord Stirling Park (Roger Johnson). It was in the area of the Dance Floor. The continuing Yellow-breasted Chat was reported from Bullfrog Pond at Lord Stirling Park (John J. Collins via eBird). 9 … Continue reading

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Mourning Warbler, May 22, 2015

Mourning Warbler at Troy Meadows A singing Mourning Warbler was found near the trap shoot area of Troy Meadows Road at Troy Meadows this morning by Chris Thomas. Whether this is the same individual that was seen on Wednesday is … Continue reading

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Olive-sided Flycatcher, Mourning Warbler, May 20, 2015

Olive-sided Flycatcher at Bamboo Brook An Olive-sided Flycatcher was found at Bamboo Brook this morning (Bill Lynch via eBird). It was still present this afternoon on the section of Patriots Path that heads towards Willowwood Arboretum. This is the second … Continue reading

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Olive-sided Flycatcher, May 19, 2015

Morris County’s only Olive-sided Flycatcher report so far in 2015 comes from a private residence in Roxbury Twp. (Alan Boyd). This is a hard-to-find spring species in the Morris-Somerset area. In 2014, there are two May reports on eBird for … Continue reading

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Mourning Warbler, Monday Bird Notes, May 18, 2015

A Mourning Warbler sang on the south side of Lord Stirling Road this morning, just east of the main entrance of Lord Stirling Park (Jeff Ellerbusch).  Other species observed include Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos, White-eyed Vireos, Marsh Wrens, Swainson’s Thrushes, 13 … Continue reading

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Alder Flycatcher, Blue Grosbeak, Sunday Bird Notes, May 17, 2015

Yellow-breasted Chat, Least Bittern and Alder Flycatcher at Lord Stirling Park The Yellow-breasted Chat of Lord Stirling Park continues as of this morning. The Chat was strangely quiet uttering a few calls if anything at all. The Chat is in … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, May 16, 2015

Prothonotary Warbler at Great Swamp NWR (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Prothonotary Warbler has not been reported in recent weeks from its usual haunts along the Passaic River from the Lord Stirling Park side. Apparently, that does … Continue reading

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