Tag Archives: Great Swamp

Young birds; Night-Heron photos, July 1, 2014

Family Photos from the Great Swamp NWR July is a month of transition. Bird song will diminish as the month progresses and south bound migration will start heating up. Right now is a great time to get out and view … Continue reading

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Friday Bird Notes, June 27, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The return of the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron to Jefferson Road Pond caused the biggest stir this week in Morris County. Thought to be a juvenile at first look, it is a 2nd year … Continue reading

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Blue Grosbeak; Least Bittern, June 18, 2014

Yet another Blue Grosbeak was found today in Somerset County. This one near the Opie Road/River Road area by the Branchburg/Hillsborough border (Frank Sencher, Jr.). A Least Bittern was seen flying about this morning by the Friends Blind of the Wildlife … Continue reading

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Great Swamp NWR: Management Plan Proposal – June 10, 2014

A Management plan is proposed for the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. There is the opportunity for public comment. The draft document of the proposal will be available for public review and comment through June 27, 2014. Here is the … Continue reading

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Report of a Greater White-fronted Goose at the Great Swamp NWR, Dec. 25, 2013

A report from Ben Barkley at the Great Swamp NWR: “I spent a little over an hour and a half at the Pleasant Plains Overlook and came away with two nice birds. I originally observed what I thought was a … Continue reading

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Chats and a Black-crowned Night-Heron, June 3, 2013

Two Yellow-breasted Chats continue on Pleasant Plains Road this evening (Simon Lane). One continues at the second speed bump; the other, between the south gate and the bridge past the headquarters driveway. The Morris Township Chat continues, as well. A … Continue reading

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Great Swamp NWR Photos; Morris Co. Waterfowl, Mar. 22, 2013

Following are photos taken today in the Great Swamp NWR by Chuck Hantis and a photo from Mar. 19 by Jim Mulvey. The Bald Eagle was one of two hanging out today at the Overlook on Pleasant Plains Road. Click … Continue reading

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Pacific Loons, Friday field notes, and feeling cold, Mar. 22, 2013

As posted earlier today, the two adult Pacific Loons of Morris County remain. There were no reports of anyone checking the Morris Plains location for the juvenile Pacific Loon which was not seen at all on March 21. ————— A … Continue reading

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Blue-winged Teal at Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 21, 2013

From Terry Carruthers: Hi Jonathan – A stroll to the Friend’s Blind at the Great Swamp WOC today brought 8 Pintail, 6 American Wigeon, 6 Green-winged Teal and my first pair of Blue-winged Teal this season. [Editor’s note: and the … Continue reading

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Ross’s Goose, other field notes, Jan. 29, 2013

Click on the photo for a larger image. ————— From Jennifer Brooks: My sister and I saw the Ross’s Goose again over at the VA Hospital in Lyons this afternoon. He was seen with a large flock of Canada Geese … Continue reading

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