Category Archives: Somerset County

19 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, NJ, Sep. 1, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/1/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 12 12 12 BE 3 3 3 NH 1 1 1 SS 0 0 … Continue reading

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American Golden-Plover and other field notes, Sep. 1, 2014

The first American Golden-Plover of the season in Somerset County was photographed by Carolyn Arnesen yesterday, Aug. 31, at Skillman Park, the southern neighbor to Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Twp. Today, 71 Killdeer, 1 Solitary and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper … Continue reading

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Friday Bird Notes, Aug. 29, 2014

Morris Shorebirds The Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, (The Pits), continue as the only reliable shorebird location in Morris County. Although not exactly “Little Brig”, this is the time and place for as much shorebird diversity as one can find in … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Aug. 28, 2014

The Pits The heavily cropped photo above illustrates a clear difference between a dark-legged, light-colored, straight-billed juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper (uncommon in Morris and Somerset Counties) and a brown, greenish-legged, slightly decurved-billed juvenile Least Sandpiper (the default peep in Morris and … Continue reading

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Short-billed Dowitcher at Glenhurst Meadows, Aug. 27, 2014

A Short-billed Dowitcher was found at Glenhurst Meadows this morning by Jim Mulvey. It was still in the northwest pond at dusk. This is the second Short-billed Dowitcher in Somerset County this month, with the first on August 14 at … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Vireo, other field notes, Aug. 26, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Philadelphia Vireo (PHVI) sightings raise interest due to the relative scarcity of valid reports in the north New Jersey region. There are yellowish Warbling Vireos this time of year as well as warblers … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, Aug. 24, 2014

What were 4 Little Blue Herons at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits on August 21 became 5 this afternoon continuing the Little Blue Heron Summer of 2014. Also present were 7 Great Blue Herons, 8 Great Egrets, 3 Green Herons and … Continue reading

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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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