Category Archives: Morris County

Bobolinks, Lawrence’s Warbler and Other Bird Notes, May 5, 2015

Bobolinks made their 2015 entrance today, based on reports from Morris and Somerset Counties. A few, soon to be many, are at Duke Farms. Two Harding Land Trust properties had Bobolinks this afternoon: Frelinguysen Fields had 3 and Margetts Field … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes, May 4, 2015

The bird migration radar at 4:45 AM this morning Yes, the blooms on the radar are very impressive. Certainly more birds were dispersed in the mocosocoBirds area today: Veerys, Scarlet Tanagers, Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Blue Jays and a greater diversity … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, May 3, 2015

The pre-dawn radar looked promising  if you live in the central flyway. The mocosocoBirds region received a meager amount of migrants but many local birds are moving in and getting settled such as Vireos, Wood Thrushes, Great Crested Flycatchers, Yellow … Continue reading

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Yellow Warblers, Saturday Bird Notes, May 2, 2015

If one was in the Great Swamp NWR this morning, an element of nature was evident: Yellow Warblers are everywhere. 30, 35, 40, pick a tally for Pleasant Plains Road. The number would still be shy of an actual total. And … Continue reading

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Friday Bird Notes, May 1, 2015

Here is an overview of arrivals and sightings for today from many observers. Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Ovenbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Rusty Blackbirds – Lord Stirling Park Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Great Crested Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Black-throated Green … Continue reading

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Birds Arrive – Thursday Bird Notes, Apr. 30, 2015

The radar from pre-dawn this morning on this final day of April: The blooms on the radar seemed to foretell an influx of new birds for a migrant starved region. Ground-truthing showed that the number of migrants, if any, depended … Continue reading

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Cliff Swallows, Tuesday Bird Notes, Apr. 28, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Northerly winds create pretty skyscapes. May is a few days away. The long-range forecast has Monday, May 4 as the next day to have southerly flavored winds. Check your memory bank if you think … Continue reading

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Western and Summer Tanagers in Morris, Sunday Bird Notes, Apr. 26, 2015

Western Tanager (gone) in Long Valley A male Western Tanager visited a private feeder in Long Valley on April 23-24 and was viewed only by the homeowner. It has not been seen since. The bird’s identity was not confirmed until photos … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler, Saturday Bird Notes, Apr. 25, 2015

Chilly weather today with little migration on the overnight radar, but birds are still moving – slightly. A Prothonotary Warbler (PROW) was seen today along the Passaic River on the Fisherman’s Trail of Lord Stirling Park (many obs.). It is … Continue reading

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Arrivals and Friday Bird Notes, Apr. 24, 2015

The cold blast of northerly air today may seem to contradict migration movement, but some birds are going to show up no matter what. Large numbers of swallows, especially Tree and Barn Swallows, dominated many bodies of water today.  Purple Martins and … Continue reading

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