Tuesday Bird Notes, Mar. 17, 2015

American Kestrel, Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 17, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

American Kestrel, Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 17, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

A windy afternoon, as this American Kestrel tries to hold on to its perch…

…likewise, the Merlin below.

Merlin, Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 17, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Merlin, Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 17, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Thanks to Chuck Hantis for the falcon photos from this afternoon at the very windy Great Swamp NWR.


Greater White-fronted Goose at Duke Island Park

A Greater White-fronted Goose was seen and photographed at Duke Island Park this afternoon (Jageshwar Benimadho).

Greater White-fronted Goose, Duke Island Park, NJ, Mar. 17, 2015 (photo by Jageshwar Benimadho)

Greater White-fronted Goose, Duke Island Park, NJ, Mar. 17, 2015 (photo by Jageshwar Benimadho)

Greater White-fronted Goose, Duke Island Park, NJ, Mar. 17, 2015 (photo by Jageshwar Benimadho)

Greater White-fronted Goose, Duke Island Park, NJ, Mar. 17, 2015 (photo by Jageshwar Benimadho)


Common Goldeneyes at Osborne Pond

Common Goldeneye is a rare visitor to the Great Swamp NWR. Osborn Pond, a dammed portion of the Passaic River, lies outside of the boundaries of the Great Swamp and forms a border between Morris and Somerset Counties. It is close enough to the refuge to be considered a neighbor, at least.

2 male and 2 female Common Goldeneyes were at Osborne Pond this afternoon (Jim Mulvey and Joe Pescatore via eBird). With the larger lakes in Morris and the surrounding area still frozen, any slightly open body of water may get waterfowl not usually associated with it. 20+ Ring-necked Ducks and 24 Hooded Mergansers are also at the pond.


Migrating Geese and Gulls

Simply put, Canada Geese and Snow Geese by the thousands migrated north today in Somerset County airspace. At one location in Bridgewater, Jeff Ellerbusch counted 3,600 Canada Geese and almost 1,000 Snow Geese in the morning and that was a relatively casual goose watch.

Ring-billed and Herring Gulls are also on the move. Any group of gulls one can find is worth a scan at this time. No telling what other species may be tagging along.


Other Field Notes

  A Common Redpoll was at a private feeder in Hillsborough Twp. (Bobby Skrabal).


Dave Blinder captured this Wild Turkey trio image at Troy Meadows on March 15.

Wild Turkeys, Troy Meadows, Mar. 15, 2015 (photo by Dave Blinder)

Wild Turkeys, Troy Meadows, Mar. 15, 2015 (photo by Dave Blinder)


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American Woodcock, Mar. 16, 2015

American Woodcock

Moody Farm, Morris Twp., NJ, Mar. 16, 2015 (iPhone photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Moody Farm, Morris Twp., NJ, Mar. 16, 2015 (iPhone photo by Jonathan Klizas)

The above photo is of the Moody Farm in the historic Washington Valley section of Morris Township. The iPhone photo was taken at 7:15 this evening and slightly lightened in Photoshop. An American Woodcock was calling from the field by this time, soon to be joined by another. A field on nearby Whitehead Rd. had a displaying and calling Woodcock as well.

Earlier in the day, Randy Little informed this writer that 3 Am. Woodcock were observed or heard the previous evening at Great Swamp NWR.

Here are more reports from this evening, gleaned from eBird:
4 at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve (Donna Schulman); 5 reported later (Chris Williams).
4 at Glenhurst Meadows (Jeff Ellerbusch, Chris Thomas)

At 7:30 this evening, the NorthNJBirds texting service was lit up with Woodcock notifications from northeastern New Jersey.

They have arrived. They are here. Let the peenting and displaying begin and who gives a hoot (or a peent) if many of the fields remain covered with snow.


Birds on the Towpath

Following are highlights of a Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath trip by Jeff Ellerbusch this afternoon: 4 Wood Ducks, 2 Northern Pintail, 22 Ring-necked Ducks, 23 Bufflehead, 38 Common Goldeneye, 5 Hooded, 7 Common and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Double-crested Cormorant, 9 migrating Red-shouldered Hawks, 175 Red-winged Blackbirds and 450 Common Grackles.


Weather Forecast

This afternoon, NJ.com published a sobering item which @mocosocoBirds tweeted.  The content of the tweet doubles as a link to the story: Cold weather in N.J. could linger until April

Ugh.


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Sunday Bird Notes, Mar. 15, 2015

The Ides of March

Raw and blustery defines today’s weather. Thawing is at a slow pace. Most Morris lakes remain frozen without any immediate melting of the ice in sight. As an example for today, ice fishing remains a popular activity on Lake Hopatcong.


Gulls in Hillsborough Twp.

Five species of gulls are reported today from the Norz farm fields along River Road, south of South Branch Road in Hillsborough Township (Glenn Mahler via eBird). An Iceland Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull joined a Herring and Great Black-backed Gull along with hundreds of Ring-billed Gulls. Glenn also reports a high-flying light morph Rough-legged Hawk from the same location.


Other field notes

Most species listed in the mocosocoBirds region the past few days remain.

Morris County’s first Wilson’s Snipe of 2015 was at rest at Melanie Lane Wetlands this morning.

Wilson's Snipe, Melanie Lane, Hanover Twp., NJ, Mar. 15, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Wilson’s Snipe, Melanie Lane, Hanover Twp., NJ, Mar. 15, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


From Tim Vogel, Mar. 14:
“Vulture roost, Green Pond Rd.
Over 100 vultures, all Blacks except about 6 Turkeys.
Good laugh – watching many roosting on the local day care facility playground equipment.”

[Editor’s note: The Black Vulture in the following photo is standing on a piece of playground equipment Tim mentions. In this photo, the vulture perches atop the backboard of a basketball hoop in a rendition of Black Vulture March Madness.]

Black Vulture, Rockaway Twp., NJ, Mar. 15, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Black Vulture, Rockaway Twp., NJ, Mar. 15, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


The Raptor Trust

Please read today’s post on the The Raptor Trust. The post is here.


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The Raptor Trust Requests, March 2015

The Raptor Trust

Please read the following letter from Chris Soucy, director of The Raptor Trust. mocosocoBirds wholeheartedly supports The Raptor Trust and the great work they do as one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States. It has been a tough couple of winters for wildlife and The Raptor Trust is in need. Consider making a donation by clicking on The Raptor Trust logo and banner above.

Better than that, don’t just consider it. Donate! The birds need it.


From Chris Soucy, Director of The Raptor Trust:

The very harsh winter this year (and last) has really put a strain on wildlife, and consequently on wildlife rehabilitators. Waterfowl have been hard pressed to find food with many bodies of water frozen solid for weeks or months at a time. Predatory birds like raptors have had a difficult time as well. With fields and farmlands covered in snow, small rodents can remain hidden under the snow. Many birds (and other wildlife) have been forced to find food along roadsides where the snow melts first. As a result, more animals have been struck by vehicles. Also, the harsh chemicals and salt used to melt snow and ice on roadways build up in the animals systems when they feed in those areas. In high enough concentrations, the chemicals are toxic and some of the birds we have seen have arrived in advanced stages of renal failure, anemic and with various other maladies.

Here at The Raptor Trust’s infirmary we have already admitted more birds than any other year in our 30+ year history. This is historically our slow time of the year when we catch up on cleaning and maintenance. Instead, our staff is working overtime just to care for the huge numbers of injured and starving birds which have been admitted. Our costs for food (mice and rats for raptors, live fish for some of the waterfowl and eagles, live insects for songbirds, etc.) have gone way up.

Of the hundreds of birds we have admitted already this year, we have seen larger numbers than usual of some of the common residents in the area – many, many Red-Tailed Hawks, Mallards and Canada Geese. Even some of those birds make for interesting stories though. One Red-tail, for instance, came in that was banded over 20 years ago.

Among the more interesting and/or uncommon waterfowl we have cared for:

2 Ruddy Ducks, a Red-throated Loon that was frozen to the ground and had to be chiseled out, a Black Duck, 2 Red-neck Grebes, one Gadwall, and a Lesser Scaup.

We have also admitted some uncommon raptors. More Red-Shouldered Hawks than usual, a Rough-legged Hawk, 2 Merlins, and a Saw-whet Owl.

All in all, we have already admitted close to 300 birds this year in what is normally the slow season. Add in the strain on the maintenance staff to deal with snow removal, frozen water in the bird cages, heaving and shifting ground underneath the cages, and flooding when the snow melts…well, it’s already been a heck of a year. – Chris Soucy


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Lesser Black-backed Gull; Rainy Day Bird Notes, Mar. 14, 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull in Hanover Twp.

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

(Click on the photo for a larger image.)

A beautiful Lesser Black-backed Gull (LBBG) in adult breeding plumage appeared briefly at Melanie Lane Wetlands this afternoon. After landing amidst the roosting Ring-billed Gulls on the ice, the LBBG flew for a short distance landing twenty feet from the Ring-billed Gulls (see the photo above). It then went aloft once more, circling the wetlands many times before gaining altitude and heading north towards Troy Meadows.

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

This is the only record of Lesser Black-backed Gull in either Morris or Somerset Counties so far in 2015.

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Note the long tapered wings in the above photo which contribute to the long wing projection when the species is at rest. This individual has a distinct mirror on P10 (primary no. 10) but none on P9. Howell and Dunn (Gulls of the Americas – Houghton Mifflin 2007) state that 50% of LBBG have a P9 mirror. The photos are taken at a distance in poor lighting, but the reddish orbital ring was discernible in the field.


Other Field Notes

A rainy morning brought out masses of the Icterids that have invaded  the mocosocoBirds region during the past week. Rusty Blackbirds made a showing at the Great Swamp NWR.

Rusty Blackbird, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Mar 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Rusty Blackbird, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Mar 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Pine Siskins continue their loyalty to the locations they have inhabited for the past month, namely, feeding stations they seem to prefer.

2 Common Redpolls were at a feeder in Butler, again (Jim Schlickenrieder).


The 5 Redheads, Greater Scaup hen, American Coots and Hooded Merganser continue at the very little open water on Bertrand Island, Lake Hopatcong (Rob Gallucci).


Killdeer reports were more widespread today in Morris County than any other time recently. The snow continues to melt but many of the Morris lakes are still frozen

Killdeer, Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Killdeer, Melanie Lane Wetlands, Hanover, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Rainy Morning Reverie

Barred Owl, Morris County, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Barred Owl, Morris County, NJ, Mar. 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


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Friday Bird Notes, Mar. 13, 2015

Randy Little, et al, saw the first two Tree Swallows of 2015 in Morris County at the overlook on Pleasant Plains Rd., Great Swamp NWR this afternoon.

Also at the overlook, a light morph Rough-legged Hawk was seen in the distance at the this morning (Alan Boyd).


Killdeer are slowly returning: one at The Tourne (Julie Buechner), another at the Passaic River in Florham Park (Mike Ostrow) and several appearances at Loantaka Brook Reservation this week (Leslie Webster). Somerset County has a slightly larger number of Killdeer and reports.


From Susan Treesh:
“Not the first to report these, but had a American Woodcock peenting and flying behind my house in Somerset tonight. Also, today was Grackle Day, the day when hordes of blackbirds rampage through the feeders. Mixed in were cowbirds and red-winged blackbirds.”


The Raritan River and its North and South Branches have thawed. The large bodies of water in Morris County remain frozen. The small amount of open water near the docks of Bertrands Island, Lake Hopatcong continue to have 5 Redheads, 1 Greater Scaup, American Coot and a Hooded Merganser as of yesterday.


Bald Eagle, Troy Meadows, NJ, Mar. 13, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Bald Eagle, Troy Meadows, NJ, Mar. 13, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


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Iceland Gull, Trees Swallows, Woodcock, Mar. 11, 2015

The Heat is On

Wild Turkey, Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 11, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Wild Turkey, Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 11, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

(Click on the photo for larger image.)

3 Common Ravens joined the Wild Turkey above along with a noisy group of Common Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds at the Raptor Trust on White Bridge Road, Great Swamp NWR
.


Iceland Gull, Tree Swallows, Rusty Blackbird

A first cycle Iceland Gull was with the 286 Ring-billed Gulls, 1,500 Canada Geese and assorted other species at the manure fields on River Road south of South Branch Road in Hillsborough this afternoon (Jeff Ellerbusch).

The season’s first three Tree Swallows were at the Studdiford Drive section of the South Branch of the Raritan River (J. Ellerbusch).

Jeff also had a Rusty Blackbird singing on Opie Road, Branchburg. This section of the South Branch of the Raritan River has thawed and had Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted and Common Mergansers.


Zach Batren led a Woodcock walk at Fairview Farm and found an American Woodcock in the woods. Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow and the typical species of the area were also seen.

Am. Woodcock, Fairview Farms, NJ, Mar. 11, 2015 (photo by Zach Batren)

Am. Woodcock, Fairview Farm, NJ, Mar. 11, 2015 (photo by Zach Batren)


5 Redheads, 1 Greater Scaup and 5 American Coot continue at Bertrands Island, Lake Hopatcong (Alan Boyd).


eBird Checklists for the mocosocoBirds region may be viewed via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links:

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One more Rough-legged Hawk; Grackles, Mar. 10, 2015

Documentation photo: Rough-legged Hawk, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Mar. 10, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Documentation photo: Rough-legged Hawk, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Mar. 10, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

A light morph Rough-legged Hawk hunted the fields of the Great Swamp NWR along Pleasant Plains Rd. this afternoon (Chuck Hantis, Steve Kuitems).


mocosocoBirds commented on the dearth of Common Grackles this winter in a recent post, here. They are scarce no more.

Common Grackles, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Mar. 10, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Common Grackles, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Mar. 10, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Small groups were seen in Hillsborough Twp. this afternoon. A mini-blast of Common Grackles, along with much smaller amounts of Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbirds, was seen near Black Brook along White Bridge Road in the Great Swamp NWR. The harshness of winter is beginning to seem like a long time ago.

Red-winged Blackbird song is slowly starting to fill the air.


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Sunday Bird Notes, Mar. 8, 2015

Today was a gorgeous, sunny day as the thermometer neared 50 F degrees this afternoon. The sight and sound of snow melting is a beautiful thing.


A Long-tailed Duck drake is reported from the Delaware & Raritan Canal near South Bound Brook (Mike Adams via eBird). This is a great find for Somerset County.


Redheads, Lk. Hopatcong, NJ, Mar. 8, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Redheads, Lk. Hopatcong, NJ, Mar. 8, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

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And then there were 10. Redhead numbers continue to grow at the little open water existing at Bertrands Island, Lake Hopatcong. 5 males and 5 females are reported by Tom Justesen and Chuck Hantis this afternoon doubling the total seen yesterday.


How often do Common Grackles make the news. They are nearly absent through the winter of 2014-15, other than a sporadic report now and then. Randy Little had one at his feeder in Basking Ridge, March 5. Jennifer Books reports some at her feeder today. Roger Johnson tallied 14 at Troy Meadows today. A pattern is developing. Let’s look at the numbers.

The following data are from eBird. The 2014 and 2015 totals are through the first week of March in both years.  The Total Ind. column is the total number of Co. Grackles recorded during the stated period. The Checklists column is the total number of checklists recording Co. Grackles. Keep in mind that the winter of 2013-14 was the harshest in memory.

Morris Somerset
Total Ind. Checklists Total Ind. Checklists
2015 48 10 67 8
2014 21,374 113 6,666 85

That is not a typo. The totals for Morris and Somerset Counties in 2015 so far are:
115 Co. Grackles on 18 checklists.

During the same time period in 2014 with weather considered even harsher than the winter of 2014-15, the totals for both counties are:
28,040 Co. Grackles on 198 checklists.


A light morph Rough-legged Hawk was at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve today (Susan Treesh via eBird).


eBird Checklists for the mocosocoBirds region may be viewed via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links:

The eBird Hotspot Primer is here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the mocosocoBirds.com website.


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Saturday Bird Notes, Mar. 7, 2015

Waiting for Thaw

Mailbox Mar 7 2015
Daylight Savings Time begins tomorrow, Sunday, March 8.

The weather forecast through March 16 predicts daytime high temperatures in the 40+ F degree range. No snowflake icons are noted during this forecast period. At last, a thaw is in sight.


With the dense snowpack currently covering Morris and Somerset Counties and the frigid temperatures enveloping the region for most of the winter, it is hard to grasp that spring migration is at our doorstep.

Look! Here is the proof: three indicator species, ready and waiting. The bar graphs are generated from eBird data. Clicking on the bar graph image will bring you to the data analysis for that species on the eBird website.

American Woodcock: arrived in Morris County March 11, 2014 (you do remember the winter of 2013-14; thought to be one of north New Jersey’s harshest in recorded history?).

American Woodcock

Tree Swallow: arrived in Somerset County, March 11, 2014.

TRES_Bar_Graph_mocosoco

Eastern Phoebe: arrived in Somerset County, March 11, 2014.
Eastern Phoebe


The Birds Remain the Same

Redheads, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Mar. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Redheads, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Mar. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

(Click on the photo for a larger image.)

The slight amount of open water surrounding the docks at Bertrands Island, Lake Hopatcong, continue to have many of the same ducks as seen last weekend; 5 Redheads, 1 Greater Scaup, 1 Hooded Merganser, 4 American Coot and 7 Mute Swans. Slim pickings, but open water is a luxury this winter in Morris County.

Greater Scaup, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Mar. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Greater Scaup, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Mar. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Greater Scaup, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Mar. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Greater Scaup, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Mar. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Rough-legged Hawk at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve

A light morph Rough-legged Hawk was seen at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve (Bill Lynch via eBird). Rough-legged Hawk season is near the end. The eBird bar graph for Rough-legged Hawk in New Jersey is below:


Other Field Notes

From eBird:

4 Common Redpolls visited a feeder in Butler (Jim Schlickenrieder).

Tilcon Lake had the following (Mike Ostrow):
20 Canada Geese, 6 American Black Ducks, 55 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Bufflehead, 15 Hooded Mergansers and 8 Common Mergansers.


eBird Checklists for the mocosocoBirds region may be viewed via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links:

The eBird Hotspot Primer is here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the mocosocoBirds.com website.


@mocosocoBirds at Twitter is another communications stream. Instant field reports and links of interest are tweeted throughout the day. The latest tweets appear on the sidebar of this page. One can follow mocosocoBirds at Twitter or link to @mocosocoBirds.


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