Tag Archives: birding

Morris Lakes, Sandhill Cranes, Rough-legged Hawk, AOU Proposals, Nov. 22, 2014

Morris Lakes A survey of most of the larger lakes of Morris County today proved that this has been a cold week, especially for November. The northwestern lakes of Mt. Hope, Musconetcong and Budd are 100% frozen. The ice is strong enough … Continue reading

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How many Sandhill Cranes?, Nov. 21, 2014

Earlier this week, what were two Sandhill Cranes in the Randolph Road area became four. These birds are a daily visitor to the Randolph Road corn stubble fields. Speculation started to grow that there may be more. Today, Larry West … Continue reading

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Canvasbacks and other ducks, Nov. 19, 2014

The image above is looking southwest from the Washington St. park area of Lake Musconetcong at 4:15 p.m. Ice extends from the shore in the foreground to the peninsula with Norway Spruces and across the lake to the Sussex County … Continue reading

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4 Sandhill Cranes in Franklin Township, Nov. 18, 2014

Two Sandhill Cranes were first reported approximately November 6, earlier in the month than most, if not all, of the previous 7 years they have wintered in the Franklin Twp. area. In today’s blustery, bitter cold (17 degrees F wind chill … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, Nov. 16, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The White-rumped Sandpiper found yesterday at Tilcon Lake (see that post here) was not relocated this morning despite extensive searching of the lake shore. 2 Horned Larks were at the model airplane … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock Hawk Watch – Season Stats 2014, Nov. 16, 2014

Season Stats 2014

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19 Raptors as Season Ends at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Nov. 15, 2014

Wildcat Ridge Hibernia, New Jersey, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total Black Vulture 0 0 0 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 0 0 76 Bald Eagle 0 6 72 Northern Harrier … Continue reading

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Season Finale (66 Raptors) at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Nov. 15, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 11/15/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 0 0 362 BE 4 26 220 NH 7 46 164 SS 10 205 … Continue reading

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White-rumped Sandpiper, Scoters and Grebes, Nov. 15, 2014

White-rumped Sandpiper in Mt. Olive Twp. A White-rumped Sandpiper (WRSA) was discovered at Tilcon Lake in Mt. Olive Twp. by Alan Boyd today. Reporting this as a rare species in Morris County is an understatement. The only other record in the … Continue reading

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2 Golden Eagles (43 Raptors) at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Nov. 13, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 11/13/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 0 0 362 BE 4 21 215 NH 4 39 157 SS 7 189 … Continue reading

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