Tag Archives: Rough-legged Hawk

Saturday Bird Notes, Mar. 21, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Ducks were in the process of being tallied at Melanie Lane Wetlands  when, suddenly, the Green-winged Teal and Common Mergansers took flight. The above photo captures the young instigator who made several … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, Mar. 15, 2015

The Ides of March Raw and blustery defines today’s weather. Thawing is at a slow pace. Most Morris lakes remain frozen without any immediate melting of the ice in sight. As an example for today, ice fishing remains a popular activity on … Continue reading

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Friday Bird Notes, Mar. 13, 2015

Randy Little, et al, saw the first two Tree Swallows of 2015 in Morris County at the overlook on Pleasant Plains Rd., Great Swamp NWR this afternoon. Also at the overlook, a light morph Rough-legged Hawk was seen in the distance … Continue reading

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One more Rough-legged Hawk; Grackles, Mar. 10, 2015

A light morph Rough-legged Hawk hunted the fields of the Great Swamp NWR along Pleasant Plains Rd. this afternoon (Chuck Hantis, Steve Kuitems). mocosocoBirds commented on the dearth of Common Grackles this winter in a recent post, here. They are … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bird Notes, Mar. 3, 2015

Anyone out and about between 4-7 PM this evening may understand the above scene: traffic in the Morristown area, and probably everywhere else in the region ,with every major road, jammed and backed up. What’s a little snow, sleet, rain … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawks, other field notes, Feb. 27, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks in Somerset County Rough-legged Hawks continue at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve with 6 reported by Steve Byland today. Two were dark-morph individuals. Another light morph Rough-legged Hawk was seen at Duke Farms by Vicki Schwartz. The two Redheads, … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes, Feb. 23, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks are still in the news. Mike Newlon reports 3 Rough-legged Hawks (2 light, 1 dark) at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve on Saturday, Feb. 21. From Vicki Schwartz at Duke Island Park, Sun. Feb. 22, 2015: “1 male and 1 … Continue reading

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The Somerset Rough-legged Hawk Report, Feb. 19, 2015

From Hank Burk at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve: At 11:00: 1 dark phase Rough-legged Hawk 1 light phase Rough-legged Hawk 1 Northern Harrier 1 Red-tailed Hawk 2 light morph Rough-legged Hawks were casually seen at Duke Farms this afternoon. Casually … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes, Feb. 16, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks Let’s face it. Without the bevy of Rough-legged Hawks recently, there isn’t much to write about the bird life in Morris and Somerset Counties. Snow, ice and frigid cold dominate the landscape. Bird feeders are the main source … Continue reading

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Sunday Rough-legged Hawks, Feb. 15, 2015

As this post is being written: Week number 2 of the Rough-legged Hawk invasion of Somerset County 4 (1 dark; 3 light) at Duke Farms (Vicki Schwartz). 2 (1 light; 1 dark) at Skillman Lane near Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve and the … Continue reading

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