Category Archives: Somerset County

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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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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Eastern Meadowlark, Acadian and Least Flycatchers, Friday Bird Notes, May 15, 2015

Eastern Meadowlark in Florham Park On June 1, 2014, Chris Thomas found an Eastern Meadowlark at the Florham Park Fields. The bird stayed for one day. On May 15, 2015, Chris Thomas found an Eastern Meadowlark at the Florham Park Fields. … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Sparrow, Thursday Bird Notes, May 14, 2015

A Lincoln’s Sparrow, the first for 2015 in Morris County, was found today along the Rockaway River section of The Tourne (Julie Buechner). Both Swainson’s Thrush and Gray-cheeked Thrush were observed today at Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville (Michael Adams). … Continue reading

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