Tag Archives: Rough-legged Hawk

Red-necked Grebe, Rough-legged Hawk, Feb. 23, 2014

Birding and just getting around in general is arduous in Morris and Somerset Counties this winter. Walking trails is exhausting and out of the question in many cases. Most lakes and ponds have been frozen all winter. Field notes are … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawk, Field Notes, Jan. 30, 2014

After not being reported since Jan. 25-26, a dark-morph Rough-legged Hawk was photographed by Mitch Van Beekum at 12:30 p.m. today as it soared over the Bluebird parking lot on Pleasant Plains Road, Great Swamp NWR. ————— From Alan Boyd … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawk at Great Swamp NWR, Jan. 23, 2014

Bird reports are slow to materialize recently in the snow-covered icebox of Morris and Somerset Counties. The forecast for the next ten days shows the deep freeze continuing with temperatures staying below freezing. If a body of water isn’t completely … 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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Rough-legged Hawk continues in Bedminster, Feb. 17, 2013

Rough-legged Hawks appear to have vacated areas they were frequenting in Morris County such as the Great Swamp NWR and Black Meadows. However, the dark morph Rough-legged Hawk is still present at Rattlesnake Bridge Road in Bedminster Township as witnessed … Continue reading

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Raptors, Blackbirds and Geese, Feb. 13, 2013

From Mike Britt: Jonathan – This morning, I watched a ground-hunting Northern Harrier (immature) get pirated by the continuing dark morph Rough-legged Hawk (juvenile), which in turn was pirated by one of the 14 Red-tailed Hawks (in one scan) in … Continue reading

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Greater White-fronted Goose, Rough-legged Hawk, etc., Feb. 12, 2013

Holly Ellerbusch and Zach Batren photographed the continuing Wilson’s Snipe on Opie Road in Branchburg today. Jeff Ellerbusch found a Greater White-fronted Goose this afternoon on River Road on the Norz Farm property in Hillsborough Township. Jeff assumes this is … Continue reading

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Lapland Longspur; other field notes, Feb. 10, 2013

(Click photo for larger image) ————— The Lapland Longspur of Hillsborough continues as of this afternoon. Jeff Ellerbusch found it again today keeping company with Horned Larks in the field opposite Hillsborough Farm, Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough Township. 21 Savannah Sparrows … Continue reading

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The Hardy Birds of Troy Meadows, Feb. 10, 2013

(Click on the photo for a larger image) A combination of sub-freezing temperatures the past few weeks and a 10-12 inch snowstorm this past Friday have left only birds resourceful enough to survive. A walk at Troy Meadows today (snow … Continue reading

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Lapland Longspur in Hillsborough Twp., Rough-legged Hawks in Bedminster, Feb. 9, 2013

(Click on the photo for a larger image) Jeff Ellerbusch, et al, found a Lapland Longspur with a flock of 53 Horned Larks in a field opposite Hillsborough Farm, on Hillsborough Road in Hillsborough Township. This is the same location, … Continue reading

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