Tag Archives: ornithology

Grasshopper Sparrow; field notes, Apr. 22, 2014

From Susan Treesh: “Had my First-of-year House Wrens today, both behind my house and at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve. I also heard Grasshopper Sparrow at Negri-Nepote between Hannah Pond and the tenant driveway. I know it’s early, but I heard … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler; Field Notes, Apr. 21, 2014

From John J. Collins: “I went to Loantaka Brook Reservation this morning and saw the Little Blue Heron (it was perched low in a tree preening itself). There were also two Blue-winged Teal (male and female) present on the pond. … Continue reading

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Sandhill Crane and Virginia Rail at Great Swamp NWR, Apr. 20, 2014

There are two additions to the earlier, complete post for today, which is here. A Sandhill Crane was seen at the Great Swamp NWR this morning. The following comments are from Karen English’s eBird report: “Circled slowly over the WOC … Continue reading

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Cliff Swallow, Glossy Ibis, other field notes, Apr. 20, 2014

One Cliff Swallow was seen this morning near the Rt. 202 bridge at Boonton Reservoir, the only known nesting location of this species in Morris County. If they nest again it will mark the third year in a row at … Continue reading

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Saturday Field Notes, Apr. 19, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Little Blue Heron of Kitchell Pond at Loantaka Brook Reservation spent its 8th day in Morris Township oblivious to the many people, horses and pets enjoying this lovely park on a beautiful … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated Warbler, Glossy Ibis, April 18, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image). The Yellow-throated Warbler of Colonial Park continues to be viewed by many observers. The general location is either near Parking Lots A, B or somewhere in between.  A PDF of the park map can … Continue reading

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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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