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Wednesday Bird Notes, July 23, 2014

Parsippany’s Yellow-crowned Night-Heron is seen sporadically lately. It is probably in the dense foliage of the island at Jefferson Road Pond if it is not in the two bridges area of the south end of the pond. Chuck Hantis caught it … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, July 20, 2014

Congratulations to neighboring Hunterdon County for hosting a European Golden-Plover the past two days. The number of birds in the non-public areas of Duke Farms in Hillsborough Township shows what happens when habitat is administered in a proper fashion. Field surveys … Continue reading

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Franklin Twp. Cliff Swallows update, July 15, 2014

The June 17 mocosocoBirds post describes the lack of Cliff Swallows at the formerly productive site on the I-287 bridge on the D&R Towpath along Easton Avenue in Franklin Township. The post mentions that a second nesting location on another I-287 bridge … Continue reading

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Cattle Egrets at Duke Farms, July 13, 2014

A pair of Cattle Egrets flew south over Duke Farms in Hillsborough Township this morning. They were photographed in flight (Jeff Ellerbusch). This is only the second record for Duke Farms and the third known record in Somerset County. Other … Continue reading

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Dickcissels, Little Blue Heron, July 12, 2014

Dickcissels at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve Enough visual evidence by multiple observers confirms that at least three Dickcissels are in summer residence at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve in Franklin Township. Chris Thomas managed a few photos of bashful Dickcissels hiding behind leaves. It … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes; Morris Deer Management Schedule, July 10, 2014

Young Birds of 2014 Dickcissel(s?) in Franklin Township The Dickcissel(s?) continues at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve in Franklin Twp. It can be viewed in the trees and adjoining grassland by making the first right out of the parking lot and … Continue reading

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Yes, there is a Dickcissel at Negri-Nepote, and other field notes, July 7, 2014

In case anyone doubted the accuracy of July 5th’s report of a Dickcissel at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, the empirical evidence is forthwith: (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Dickcissel was seen this afternoon by the original finder, … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, July 6, 2014

Red-headed Woodpecker in Morris County (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Two reports this week of Red-headed Woodpeckers at Glenhurst Meadows, Somerset County (see this post), motivated this writer to check on the bi-county roaming of this species. … Continue reading

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Dickcissel, Red-headed Woodpecker, July 5, 2014

Dickcissel at Negri-Nepoti Native Grasslands From Bobby Skrabal: “I saw a female Dickcissel at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve this afternoon. It was calling from the top of a dead tree by the beginning of the trails. From the parking lot … Continue reading

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Birding Week in Review, July 4, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Night-Herons of Parsippany are the main attraction in Morris County. Both the Yellow and Black-crowned Night-Herons are near the bridges at Jefferson Road Pond. Finding enough Crayfish and other food to … Continue reading

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