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Sandhill Cranes, Ducks, Feb. 25, 2015

Sandhill Cranes in Franklin Township This afternoon, 2 Sandhill Cranes were in the corn stubble north of the Manville Causeway. There were possibly more cranes but viewing was difficult. The Manville Causeway (Wilhousky St. if coming from Millstone or Manville) … Continue reading

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Ducks in the Raritan River, Feb. 24, 2015

Greater Scaup, Redheads, Red-breasted Merganser (Click on the photo for a larger image) Duke Island Park continues to have a view of the remaining open water on the Raritan River in western Somerset County. The same section may be viewed … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes, Feb. 23, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks are still in the news. Mike Newlon reports 3 Rough-legged Hawks (2 light, 1 dark) at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve on Saturday, Feb. 21. From Vicki Schwartz at Duke Island Park, Sun. Feb. 22, 2015: “1 male and 1 … Continue reading

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The Somerset Rough-legged Hawk Report, Feb. 19, 2015

From Hank Burk at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve: At 11:00: 1 dark phase Rough-legged Hawk 1 light phase Rough-legged Hawk 1 Northern Harrier 1 Red-tailed Hawk 2 light morph Rough-legged Hawks were casually seen at Duke Farms this afternoon. Casually … Continue reading

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Canvasback and Redheads; Other Field Notes, Feb. 18, 2015

Canvasback and Redheads on the Raritan River (Click on the photo for a larger image) Yesterday, 2 Redheads were found on the Raritan River near the bandshell at Duke Island Park (John J. Collins). The Redheads remained today and were joined … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes, Feb. 16, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks Let’s face it. Without the bevy of Rough-legged Hawks recently, there isn’t much to write about the bird life in Morris and Somerset Counties. Snow, ice and frigid cold dominate the landscape. Bird feeders are the main source … Continue reading

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Sunday Rough-legged Hawks, Feb. 15, 2015

As this post is being written: Week number 2 of the Rough-legged Hawk invasion of Somerset County 4 (1 dark; 3 light) at Duke Farms (Vicki Schwartz). 2 (1 light; 1 dark) at Skillman Lane near Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve and the … Continue reading

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More with Rough-legged Hawks, Sat. Feb. 14, 2015

From Bobby Skrabal: My dad and I visited Six Mile Run and Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve this morning. I saw a lone Rough-legged Hawk while driving on South Middlebush on my way to Six Mile Run. At Six Mile Run … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawks in Franklin Twp.; Frost’s Bluebird, Feb. 13, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Duke Farms in Hillsborough Twp. has tallied at least 9 Rough-legged Hawks this week but does not have a monopoly on the species in Somerset County. 4 Rough-legged Hawks, including 3 dark … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Feb. 12, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks in Hillsborough Twp. 6 Rough-legged Hawks were seen this morning at Duke Farms (Jeff Ellerbusch). The raptor excitement appears to be subsiding a bit (9 is the most seen at one time this week at Duke Farms) but that … Continue reading

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