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Yellow-headed Blackbird, Iceland Gull, Mar. 30, 2015

Yellow-headed Blackbird in Somerset County (Click on the photo for a larger image.) An adult male Yellow-headed Blackbird (YHBL), in a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds, put in an appearance at Opie Road, Hillsborough Twp. this morning (Frank Sencher, Jr.) and … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, etc., Mar. 29, 2015

The temperature in Morristown read 21 F degrees at 6:00 AM. With two days remaining in March, this will be one of the coldest March months since 1893. 2014 was actually colder. It needs not be said that last month was the … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Mar. 28, 2015

A Common Loon was at the Lincoln Park Community Lake this afternoon (Jill Homcy). This is the first Loon reported in Morris County since January 2. Little by very little, lakes and ponds are giving up the ice. There were … Continue reading

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Bonaparte’s Gulls, Other Field Notes, Mar. 26, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Today’s stormy weather did not deposit much in the way of migrating birds, although 4 Bonaparte’s Gulls (3 are pictured above) at Boonton Reservoir was a nice find in the foggy afternoon. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bird Notes, Mar. 25, 2015

The 5 Redheads, Greater Scaup and 3 American Coot of Bertrand Island remain in the confines of what little open water there is at Lake Hopatcong. They are present since February 28, at least. 8 Common Mergansers and 4 Buffleheads … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes, Mar. 23, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Over 2,000 Snow Geese continue to inhabit a flooded farm field in the Beacon Hill section of Long Valley. A portion of this group is in the photograph above. The geese are … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, March 22, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) They are back – 3 of the 4 Double-crested Cormorants present at Boonton Reservoir this morning in the photo above – soon to be hundreds co-inhabiting the island with Great Blue Herons. … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Mar. 21, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Ducks were in the process of being tallied at Melanie Lane Wetlands  when, suddenly, the Green-winged Teal and Common Mergansers took flight. The above photo captures the young instigator who made several … Continue reading

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Snowy Vernal Equinox, Mar. 20, 2015

Happy Vernal Equinox (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The irony of the weather today is not lost on anyone from the northeast, especially after experiencing the second winter from hell in successive years. The vernal equinox occurred … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Mar. 19, 2015

Snow Geese in Long Valley (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Snow Geese of Long Valley were not at the temporary lake on Beacon Hill this morning. They arrive some time later in the day. By 3:15 PM, … Continue reading

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