Category Archives: Somerset County

Slow days at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Sep. 28-29, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/28/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 4 221 221 BE 2 104 104 NH 0 30 30 SS 8 707 … Continue reading

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Pine Siskins; Sunday Field Notes, Sep. 28, 2014

The radar looked promising overnight for a migrant-filled morning. Ground-truthing showed less activity than hoped for but a nice mix of species were reported in the mocosocoBirds region nonetheless. Glenhurst Meadows had 6 Swainson’s Thrushes and 1 Gray-cheeked/Bicknell’s Thrush type … Continue reading

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69 Raptors at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Sep. 27, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/27/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 6 217 217 BE 2 102 102 NH 1 30 30 SS 22 699 … Continue reading

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Migrants+, American Pipits, Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, Sep. 27, 2014

The radar of the eastern United States was lit up with migration activity last night and before dawn this morning. Here are various reports from the mocosocoBirds area. Glenhurst Meadows had Turkey and Black Vultures; 7 raptor species; Killdeer, Solitary … Continue reading

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60 Raptors at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Sep. 26, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/26/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 4 211 211 BE 5 100 100 NH 1 29 29 SS 32 677 … Continue reading

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A Golden Eagle passes through Morris on Sep. 18, 2014

Golden Eagle at Chimney Rock, NJ, Oct. 25, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch). A Golden Eagle remains one of the most thrilling species of birds to see no matter where one is encountered.  In New Jersey, the local hawk watches … Continue reading

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Common Loons and Dunlin in Morris, Sep. 25, 2015

Common Loons and Dunlin at Boonton Reservoir Much needed rain visited Morris and Somerset Counties through the night into the morning. Boonton Reservoir was generally quiet. Even the usual 100 or so Ring-billed Gulls were absent. Highlight number one of … Continue reading

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51 Raptors at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Sep. 24, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/24/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 8 207 207 BE 2 95 95 NH 0 28 28 SS 17 645 … Continue reading

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906 Raptors at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Sep. 23, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/23/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 17 199 199 BE 12 93 93 NH 2 28 28 SS 80 628 … Continue reading

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Migrants and Drought Status, Sep. 23, 2014

Migrant songbirds were evident this morning following a night of northerly winds. Chimney Rock had Blue-headed, Philadelphia and Red-eyed Vireos, 2 Winter Wrens calling simultaneously, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson’s Thrush, Purple Finches and 15 warbler species including Black-and-white, Tennessee, Nashville, Common … Continue reading

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