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Greater White-fronted Goose, Lesser Black-backed Gull at Budd Lake, Dec. 16, 2014

Budd Lake Rain pummeled Budd Lake at 3:30 this afternoon. Visbility was limited. 850 gulls sat on the water; a greater than 3:1 ratio of Ring-billed to Herring Gull. At the south end of the lake, viewable from the municipal … Continue reading

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Greater White-fronted Goose at Budd Lake, Dec. 15, 2014

Greater White-fronted Goose at Budd Lake December 2014 is a becoming a banner month for rare geese in New Jersey. Barnacle Geese are reported from Middlesex, Mercer and Bergen Counties while a  Pink-footed Goose is reported from Monmouth and Middlesex. Greater White-fronted … Continue reading

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Red-necked Grebe, Sunday Bird Notes, Dec. 14, 2014

Red-necked Grebe at Boonton Reservoir The Red-necked Grebe in the above photo is modeling the typical, distant, “Boonton” look. The view is from the north bridge looking east. The past two rain storms have filled Boonton Reservoir to capacity for the … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Duck, Common Redpolls, Tundra Swans, etc., Dec. 13, 2014

Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser at Kenvil Lake (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The above photo is of the S.S. Nipper, grounded on the shore of Kenvil Lake in the Iron Hills country of Morris County.  A drill … Continue reading

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The eBird Hotspot Primer, Dec. 2014

eBird Hotspots is a powerful tool for discovering new birding areas and studying data and sightings from familiar locations. mocosocoBirds likes them so much that they will become a regular feature in posts and reports in the future. This primer also appears … Continue reading

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Nashville Warbler, Christmas Bird Counts, Dec. 11, 2014

Nashville Warbler in Madison A Nashville Warbler visited a home in Madison today. This is an extraordinary record for December, 2014 so far. As of today, and for the entire month, eBird shows two reports of Nashville Warbler in Ontario, two in … Continue reading

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Greater White-fronted and Cackling Goose, eBird note, Dec. 9, 2014

A Greater White-fronted Goose continues on the lawn at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater Twp. as of this afternoon. Also in attendance is a Cackling Goose,  1,310 Canada Geese and the Spackling Goose of local fame and lore (Jeff Ellerbusch). The Spackling … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, Dec. 7, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The photo above shows one of six Bald Eagles seen at Lake Hopatcong this morning. Bald Eagles are frequently seen in the area with one confirmed nest on Lake Hopatcong and a possible … Continue reading

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Greater White-fronted Goose, Red-throated Loon, Dec. 4, 2014

Greater White-fronted Goose at Duke Island Park Last seen on Monday, Dec. 1 (see that post here), the Greater White-fronted Goose of Duke Island Park returned today along with 1 Cackling Goose and 1,140 Canada Geese (Jeff Ellerbusch). Canada Goose … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bird Notes, eBird Hotspots, Dec. 3, 2014

The word dreary was invented for a day like today: cold, damp and foggy – perfect for a fallout of waterbirds. The best that was observed in Morris County were 14 Common Loons at Lake Hopatcong and another 6 at … Continue reading

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