Tag Archives: ornithology

Arrivals and Friday Bird Notes, Apr. 24, 2015

The cold blast of northerly air today may seem to contradict migration movement, but some birds are going to show up no matter what. Large numbers of swallows, especially Tree and Barn Swallows, dominated many bodies of water today.  Purple Martins and … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Apr. 23, 2015

Purple Finches continue their 2015 invasion of bird feeders for the past 1-2 weeks. Pine Siskins continue at many feeders for approximately 12 weeks, if not more. 1 Red-necked Grebe and 6 Horned Grebes are at Boonton Reservoir (Julie Buechner). … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bird Notes, Apr. 22, 2015

Great Swamp NWR Sora and Orchard Oriole from Pleasant Plains Rd. (Pete Bacinski). Black-throated Green Warbler at The Raptor Trust (Michael Adams). Yellow Warblers are everywhere. Black-and-white Warblers are also reported this week. Boonton Reservoir 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Common … Continue reading

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408 Broad-winged Hawks at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Apr. 21, 2015

Wildcat Ridge Hibernia, New Jersey, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2015 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total Black Vulture 0 0 6 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 5 29 29 Bald Eagle 0 2 3 Northern Harrier … Continue reading

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Red-throated Loons, Grebes, Apr. 20, 2015

5 Red-throated Loons, probably storm-related, are at the north end of Boonton Reservoir this afternoon. 11 Common Loons, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 1 Horned Grebe are also at the reservoir. Lake Parsippany has 1 Ring-necked Duck, 4 Lesser Scaup, 2 Bufflehead, 19 … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, Apr. 19, 2015

Between 6:00 and 6:300 this morning over 2,000 Red-winged Blackbirds, predominantly females, lifted off in groups of 100-300 from the marsh at Troy Meadows. 600 Common Grackles did likewise. All the birds flew in a northeast direction. Palm and Yellow-rumped … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Apr. 18, 2015

Purple Finches and Pine Siskins Looking out at the bird feeder, the only species seen are Purple Finches and Pine Siskins. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Hopefully, you are able to enjoy the winter finches that are … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated Warbler at Glenhurst Meadows, April 17, 2015

2014 was a banner year for Yellow-throated Warbler sightings in Morris and especially Somerset. The spring of 2015 is off to a promising start, as well. (Yellow-throated Warbler, Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, Apr. 17, 2015 – photo by Rob Gallucci. Clicking … Continue reading

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A Day for Toads, Thursday Bird Notes, Apr. 16, 2015

American Toads (Click on the photo for a larger image.) If one is in the proper habitat, it is hard to miss the other-worldly sound of the American Toad currently heard in the mocosocoBirds region. Hear a sample here. Watch … Continue reading

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Bonaparte’s Gulls, Red-necked Grebe, other bird notes, Apr. 15, 2015

23 Bonaparte’s Gulls were in Lake Hopatcong north of Bertrand Island this afternoon accompanied by 4 Common Loons and 4 Horned Grebes. The Loon season on Morris lakes is winding down. Budd Lake had 2 Common Loons, 2 Horned Grebes, … Continue reading

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