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Bonaparte’s Gulls, Other Field Notes, Mar. 26, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Today’s stormy weather did not deposit much in the way of migrating birds, although 4 Bonaparte’s Gulls (3 are pictured above) at Boonton Reservoir was a nice find in the foggy afternoon. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bird Notes, Mar. 25, 2015

The 5 Redheads, Greater Scaup and 3 American Coot of Bertrand Island remain in the confines of what little open water there is at Lake Hopatcong. They are present since February 28, at least. 8 Common Mergansers and 4 Buffleheads … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes, Mar. 23, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Over 2,000 Snow Geese continue to inhabit a flooded farm field in the Beacon Hill section of Long Valley. A portion of this group is in the photograph above. The geese are … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, March 22, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) They are back – 3 of the 4 Double-crested Cormorants present at Boonton Reservoir this morning in the photo above – soon to be hundreds co-inhabiting the island with Great Blue Herons. … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Mar. 21, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Ducks were in the process of being tallied at Melanie Lane Wetlands  when, suddenly, the Green-winged Teal and Common Mergansers took flight. The above photo captures the young instigator who made several … Continue reading

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Snowy Vernal Equinox, Mar. 20, 2015

Happy Vernal Equinox (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The irony of the weather today is not lost on anyone from the northeast, especially after experiencing the second winter from hell in successive years. The vernal equinox occurred … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Mar. 19, 2015

Snow Geese in Long Valley (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Snow Geese of Long Valley were not at the temporary lake on Beacon Hill this morning. They arrive some time later in the day. By 3:15 PM, … Continue reading

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Geese on the Move, Mar. 18, 2015

Greater White Fronted Goose at Duke Island Park The Greater White-fronted Goose found yesterday, was present again today at Duke Island Park. 1,200 Canada Geese were also feeding at the park, both on the front lawn on Old York Rd. with … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bird Notes, Mar. 17, 2015

A windy afternoon, as this American Kestrel tries to hold on to its perch… …likewise, the Merlin below. Thanks to Chuck Hantis for the falcon photos from this afternoon at the very windy Great Swamp NWR. Greater White-fronted Goose at … Continue reading

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American Woodcock, Mar. 16, 2015

American Woodcock 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 … Continue reading

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