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Snow Day Bird Notes, Mar. 5, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Many thanks to Chuck Hantis for the above photo and for braving the snowy, icy, treacherous weather conditions to capture the image. Practically everything in New Jersey was closed today. What a week, with snow … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bird Notes, Mar. 3, 2015

Anyone out and about between 4-7 PM this evening may understand the above scene: traffic in the Morristown area, and probably everywhere else in the region ,with every major road, jammed and backed up. What’s a little snow, sleet, rain … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Feb. 28, 2015

Lake Hopatcong (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The pumps at the docks of the yacht club on Bertrands Island, Lake Hopatcong are keeping a minimum amount of water from freezing. The rest of the largest freshwater lake … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawks, other field notes, Feb. 27, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks in Somerset County Rough-legged Hawks continue at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve with 6 reported by Steve Byland today. Two were dark-morph individuals. Another light morph Rough-legged Hawk was seen at Duke Farms by Vicki Schwartz. The two Redheads, … Continue reading

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Ducks of Duke Island Park, Feb. 26, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The ducks of the Raritan River are the main highlight of the bird life of Morris and Somerset Counties at the moment. This is a way of saying that not much is … Continue reading

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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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