Tag Archives: Budd Lake

Tuesday Field Notes, Dec. 3, 2013

Duke Farms was active today with a sweep of the New Jersey woodpecker species (followed by their counts in parenthesis): Red-headed (1), Red-bellied (18), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (6), Downy (12), Hairy (7), Northern Flicker (11) and Pileated (3). 100+ Fish Crows … Continue reading

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Cackling Geese, Loons, Nov. 12, 2013

At least 3 Cackling Geese are at Amwell Pond, Hillsborough Twp. in the early morning. 5 were reported there yesterday. Most of the Geese leave between 7-9 a.m. The pond is on private property at the intersection of Amwell and … Continue reading

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Horned Grebes, Redheads, etc., Apr. 10, 2013

  Horned Grebes (14) and Waterfowl at Budd Lake From Alan Boyd: Hi Jonathan – This afternoon there were 4 Redhead Ducks and a hen Red-breasted Merganser mixed in a flock of about 60 Ring-necked Ducks and Lesser Scaup. A total … Continue reading

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Redheads, Red-breasted Mergansers, Lakes, Mar. 25, 2013

Split Rock Reservoir Split Rock Reservoir remains a mystery as to how such a scenic spot can have so few birds. 1,500 Common Mergansers were there one week ago which is a highlight for the reservoir. This morning there were … Continue reading

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Redheads, Red-breasted Merganser, field notes and 2 Pacific Loons, Mar. 16, 2013

From Budd Lake today, Dave Harrison reports a Red-breasted Merganser, at least 11 Redheads and about 75 Scaup. The 20 or so Scaup he could ID were Lesser. The others were too distant. ————— Boonton Reservoir is one of the … Continue reading

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Glaucous Gull continues at Budd Lake; Field notes, Mar. 8, 2013

From Alan Boyd: Hi Jonathan – The Glaucous Gull was flying around the municipal beach at the south end of Budd Lake today about 1:30. It’s a striking bird in flight and I noticed it even before I turned off … Continue reading

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Glaucous Gull, Redheads at Budd Lake; Pine Siskins in Basking Ridge, Mar. 7, 2013

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Budd Lake was packed with 5,000 gulls and 8,000 Canada Geese as well as other waterfowl eight days ago on February 27. The gull numbers have dwindled day-by day but the quality of … Continue reading

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Glaucous Gull, Cackling Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose, Mar. 4, 2013

The continuing Glaucous Gull of Budd Lake was seen this afternoon by various birders. Mike Wolfe adds a pair of Cackling Geese seen close to shore. ————— The Iceland Gull of Mt. Hope Pond was not seen this afternoon by … Continue reading

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Glaucous Gull at Budd Lake report, Mar. 3, 2013

From Rosemarie Widmer: I had the Glaucous Gull at 1:30 today 3/3/13 at the swim area right off of Rt. 46. I watched it eating the remains of a female Common Merganser for at least 1/2 hour. [Editor’s note: The … Continue reading

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Gulls, Redheads and Redpolls, Feb. 28, 2013

Gulls continue at Budd Lake in impressive numbers. Herring Gulls decreased slightly from 4,000 to 3,000 although some were streaming in later in the afternoon. The numbers are relative. There seemed to be slightly fewer. 2 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls, … Continue reading

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