Tag Archives: ornithology

Little Blue Heron, Yellow-throated Warbler, Apr. 17, 2014

 Same birds, different day. (Click on the photo to view a larger image.) Migration into the Morris and Somerset area has stalled this week. Amazingly, the two local celebrities have stayed put through this period with many observers able to … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated Warbler; Field Notes, Apr. 16, 2014

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder Yellow-throated Warbler in Franklin Township (Yellow-throated Warbler, Colonial Park, Franklin Twp., NJ – photo by Chris Thomas) A Yellow-throated Warbler is at Colonial Park, Franklin Township for the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Field Notes, Apr. 15, 2014

Yellow-throated Warbler in Franklin Township The Yellow-throated Warbler discovered yesterday (see this post) continues as of this morning near the Rose Garden parking lot of Colonial Park, Franklin Township. The garden driveway is on the west side of Metlar’s Road slightly … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated Warbler, and more, Apr. 14, 2014

Yellow-throated Warbler in Franklin Township (Yellow-throated Warbler, Colonial Park, Apr. 14, 2014 – photo by Jeff Ellerbusch). From Brian Clough: Amy Manning and I had a singing Yellow-throated Warbler at Colonial Park this afternoon. It was hanging out in the … Continue reading

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Wildcat Ridge, Rockaway Twp. (89 Raptors), Apr. 13, 2014

Wildcat Ridge Hibernia, New Jersey, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2014 Species Day Month Season Black Vulture 0 0 0 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 2 14 14 Bald Eagle 0 10 10 Northern Harrier 1 5 5 … Continue reading

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Little Blue Heron, Vesper Sparrow, Migrants, Apr. 13, 2014

Little Blue Heron at Loantaka Brook Reservation (Photo by Chris Thomas) While searching the fenced-in pond at Loantaka Brook Reservation early this morning for shorebirds (there are none), an adult Little Blue Heron flew into the pond in close proximity … Continue reading

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Laughing Gull, American Bittern, etc., Apr. 12, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Laughing Gull in Hillsborough Township A Laughing Gull (LAGU) was at the Norz farm area of River Road this morning with 40 Ring-billed Gulls (Jeff Ellerbusch). LAGU is a rare species in … Continue reading

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Friday Field Notes, Apr. 11, 2014

Sandhill Crane in Hillsborough Twp. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) A family from Hillsborough Township found an unusual visitor on Wednesday in the cornfield adjacent to their yard. Not sure what it was or what it was … Continue reading

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Yellowlegs, Apr. 9, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image). Greater Yellowlegs have been in the mocosocoBirds area in very small numbers for a few weeks. Lesser Yellowlegs (LEYE) arrived today with an eBird report of two LEYE from the Raritan River … Continue reading

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Tuesday Field Notes, Apr. 8, 2014

Red-throated Loon and Horned Grebe continue with the diminishing number of waterfowl at Lake Musconetcong (Alan Boyd). Budd Lake has 9 Horned Grebes, 3 Common Loons, 45 Common and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (Alan Boyd). 4 Black-crowned Night-Herons continue at Jefferson … Continue reading

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