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29 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, NJ, Sep. 2, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/2/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 11 23 23 BE 6 9 9 NH 1 2 2 SS 4 4 … Continue reading

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19 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, NJ, Sep. 1, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/1/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 12 12 12 BE 3 3 3 NH 1 1 1 SS 0 0 … Continue reading

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4 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge Hawkwatch, NJ, Sep. 1, 2014

Wildcat Ridge Hibernia, New Jersey, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total Black Vulture 0 0 0 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 1 1 5 Bald Eagle 1 1 6 Northern Harrier … Continue reading

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American Golden-Plover and other field notes, Sep. 1, 2014

The first American Golden-Plover of the season in Somerset County was photographed by Carolyn Arnesen yesterday, Aug. 31, at Skillman Park, the southern neighbor to Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Twp. Today, 71 Killdeer, 1 Solitary and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper … Continue reading

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The Passenger Pigeon in New Jersey, Sep. 1, 2014

September 1, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Martha, the last known Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). Project Passenger Pigeon  is compiling documentation from myriad sources presenting the story of what was formerly the most … Continue reading

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Friday Bird Notes, Aug. 29, 2014

Morris Shorebirds The Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, (The Pits), continue as the only reliable shorebird location in Morris County. Although not exactly “Little Brig”, this is the time and place for as much shorebird diversity as one can find in … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Aug. 28, 2014

The Pits The heavily cropped photo above illustrates a clear difference between a dark-legged, light-colored, straight-billed juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper (uncommon in Morris and Somerset Counties) and a brown, greenish-legged, slightly decurved-billed juvenile Least Sandpiper (the default peep in Morris and … Continue reading

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Short-billed Dowitcher at Glenhurst Meadows, Aug. 27, 2014

A Short-billed Dowitcher was found at Glenhurst Meadows this morning by Jim Mulvey. It was still in the northwest pond at dusk. This is the second Short-billed Dowitcher in Somerset County this month, with the first on August 14 at … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Vireo, other field notes, Aug. 26, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Philadelphia Vireo (PHVI) sightings raise interest due to the relative scarcity of valid reports in the north New Jersey region. There are yellowish Warbling Vireos this time of year as well as warblers … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, Aug. 24, 2014

What were 4 Little Blue Herons at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits on August 21 became 5 this afternoon continuing the Little Blue Heron Summer of 2014. Also present were 7 Great Blue Herons, 8 Great Egrets, 3 Green Herons and … Continue reading

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