Category Archives: Morris County

Invasion of the Little Blue Herons, Aug. 21, 2014

The number continues to grow. The Little Blue Herons continue to multiply. What was four in July is now seven in Hanover Township’s Melanie Lane Wetlands. Two Little Blue Herons were at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits in July. Today, … Continue reading

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Herons, Egrets, Glossy Ibis, etc., Aug. 20, 2014

Finderne Wetlands (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Two Snowy Egrets, rare for Somerset County, continue at Finderne Wetlands today. The number of herons in the area fluctuate throughout the day. The two Snowy Egrets in the photograph were … Continue reading

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Wading Birds at Finderne Wetlands, Aug. 19, 2014

A Little Blue Heron and Glossy Ibis at Finderne Wetlands were eBirded yesterday, Aug. 18, by Kirsten Abildskov. Jeff Ellerbusch, Frank Sencher, Jr. and others descended on Finderne today. The final count of wading birds, give or take a few, … Continue reading

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Caspian Tern, Little Blue Herons, Chimney Swift article, Aug. 18, 2014

Caspian Tern at Chimney Rock A Caspian Tern was seen and photographed flying over Chimney Rock this morning (Jeff Ellerbusch). This is the second flyover Caspian Tern at Chimney Rock in 2014. The first was on May 4. Other species … Continue reading

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Bird notes from the weekend, Aug. 17, 2014

(Click on the photos for a larger image.) On August 14, a Short-billed Dowitcher (SBDO) was photographed at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve by Carolyn Arnesen. SBDO is a very rare Somerset County migrant. Little Hannah’s Pond continues to attract interesting … Continue reading

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Birds of Glenhurst Meadows, Aug. 16, 2014

Glenhurst Meadows is getting into southward-bound-migration shape as evidenced by the eBird report by Jeff Ellerbusch reproduced, in part, below: Killdeer – 4 Spotted Sandpiper – 2 Solitary Sandpiper – 1 Greater Yellowlegs – 2 Lesser Yellowlegs – 2 Least … Continue reading

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Chimney Swifts of Raritan and other field notes, Aug. 15, 2014

Chimney Swifts of Raritan From Pete Bacinski: “Sandra Escala and I have been monitoring an old industrial chimney on Orlando Drive in Raritan about a mile west of Route 206. Last night we estimated about 1,000 Chimney Swifts there at … Continue reading

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Bird Notes, Aug. 14, 2014

The Little Blue Herons of Morris County continue today. One was at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits along with a handful of Least Sandpipers, Killdeer, Green and Great Blue Herons, and only 1 Great Egret (Roger Johnson, J. Klizas). Only one Little Blue … Continue reading

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Snowy Egret and 5 Little Blue Herons in Hanover Twp., Aug. 13, 2014

Little Blue Herons (LBHE) continue to be an interesting story this summer. Two more juveniles were at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits on Aug. 11 along with 6 Great Blue Herons, 11 Great Egrets, 3 Green Herons, 21 Killdeer and … Continue reading

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Little Blue Herons, Aug. 10, 2014

Little Blue Heron sightings are at higher than usual numbers in Morris and Somerset Counties in 2014. 2 Little Blue Herons continue at Melanie Lane Wetlands as of today. They are joined by a Great Egret, 3 Green Herons, 4 … Continue reading

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