Tag Archives: Great Swamp

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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Ducks, American Pipits, Rough-legged Hawk, Jan. 24, 2013

From Chuck Hantis and Patrick Ambrosio: Noon – Rough-legged Hawk continues at Great Swamp (Pleasant Plains Rd.). ————— From Mike Hiotis: Hey Jonathan – A stop at the Bernardsville quarry today brought a nice group of waterfowl incl: 200+ Mallards … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawk at Great Swamp NWR, Jan. 23, 2013

From Chuck Hantis: Drove threw the Great Swamp today and was lucky to see the Rough-legged Hawk…Maybe the cold weather brought them back. Spotted on Pleasant Plain Rd…Awesome to see.

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Woodcock display in Great Swamp, Jan. 14, 2013

From Terry Carruthers: Hi Jonathan - An excellent day of birding starting with the Ross’s Goose this morning at Lord Stirling ended this evening with a Woodcock in full display mode in the Great Swamp (Pleasant Plains Rd.). Is this an … Continue reading

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Redhead, Common Yellowthroat, Rough-legged Hawk, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Jan. 12, 2012

From Alan Boyd: Hi Jonathan, When the fog cleared late this afternoon I had a single drake Redhead on Budd Lake. It was fairly close to Rt 46 opposite Timberline Rd. Among the 3000 or so Canadas were 8 Snow … Continue reading

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