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Snow Geese, Nov. 28, 2014

An apparent day-long overhead movement of Snow Geese occurred through Morris and Somerset Counties today. Here are the morning and afternoon numbers gleaned from eBird: 140 – Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville, 8:00 a.m. 510 – Loantaka Brook Reservation 9:35 a.m. … Continue reading

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Horned Grebes and other bird notes, Nov. 25, 2014

Most of the 33 Horned Grebes found by Alan Boyd today at Budd Lake can be counted if one looks at the above photo closely enough. As is typical with the “Budd Lake look” the Grebes were distant from any vantage … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, Nov. 23, 2014

In the continuing series of frozen Morris lakes images, here is an illuminated, and frozen, Lake Parsippany this morning as the sun rises. Lake Parsippany is frozen except for a small section on the western shore where 339 Canada Geese, … Continue reading

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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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