Tag Archives: Redhead

Waterfowl on the Raritan River, Feb. 6, 2014

The ice floes have cleared, for now, and the Raritan River along the D&R Towpath in Franklin Township hosts the largest congregation of waterfowl in the mocosocoBirds region. Here are Jeff Ellerbusch’s totals from this afternoon: 107 Canada Geese 18 … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawk in Bedminster; Ducks in Lake Parsippany, Mar. 6, 2013

The immature dark morph Rough-legged Hawk at Rattlesnake Bridge Road in Bedminster Township was viewed by Jeff Ellerbusch this morning. It seems like two weeks passed since this individual was reported. ————— Lake Parsippany held a fair number of ducks … Continue reading

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Photos of the Mt. Olive Redhead, Mar. 3, 2013

Mitch Van Beekum has graciously offered mocosocoBirds some photos he took this afternoon of the Redhead drake at Clark Drive in Mt. Olive Township. As stated in an earlier post, the drake is loyal to this corporate pond. The following … Continue reading

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Iceland Gull and Redheads, Mar. 3, 2013

(Click photo for larger image). The Iceland Gull of Mt. Hope continues as of this morning, Sunday, March 3, 2013. The Iceland Gull has appeared at Mt. Hope Pond shortly after 7:00 the past two mornings. The gulls (Iceland, 25-30 … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawk in Somerset Co.; field notes, Mar. 1, 2013

Thom Almendinger found a light morph Rough-legged Hawk (RLHA) this morning on Opie Road in Branchburg Township. The latest known record of the Bedminster RLHA (Rattlesnake Bridge Road) is February 25. We are reaching the end of the wintering RLHA … Continue reading

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Gulls, Redheads and Redpolls, Feb. 28, 2013

Gulls continue at Budd Lake in impressive numbers. Herring Gulls decreased slightly from 4,000 to 3,000 although some were streaming in later in the afternoon. The numbers are relative. There seemed to be slightly fewer. 2 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls, … Continue reading

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4 Aythya spp. and Tundra Swans in Morris Co., Feb. 22, 2013

From Alan Boyd: Hi Jonathan – There was a group of 6 swans on the ice that were isolated from the others. Four were Tundra Swans but I’m not sure about the other two because they never raised thier heads. … Continue reading

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Common Goldeneyes, Redhead, Morris Lakes, Feb. 16, 2013

Common Goldeneye (COGO) is not a typical winter waterfowl visitor to Morris County lakes. A high count of 43 on the 1992 Boonton Christmas Bird Count is an anomaly as most year’s totals are in the single digits, if there … Continue reading

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Redhead on Budd Lake, Feb. 13, 2013

From Alan Boyd: Hi Jonathan – The drake Redhead that has been moving around the Mt Olive area was on Budd Lake this morning. The only open water continues to be in the SW corner of the lake near the … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawks, Redhead and Waterfowl, Feb. 4, 2013

From Mike Britt: Jonathan – I observed a light morph and the continuing dark morph Rough-legged Hawk along Rattlesnake Bridge Road (Bedminster) late this morning. Both birds were initially observed in flight over the large field complex on the east … Continue reading

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