Tag Archives: Sandhill Crane

Waterfowl on the Raritan, Jan. 15, 2015

Raritan River, Franklin Township (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Unlike most waterways to the north and west, the Raritan River in Franklin Township remains ice-free this winter. Always a winter haven for Common Goldeneye (and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Friday Bird Notes, Jan. 9, 2015

A Barnacle Goose continues at North Branch Park as of today (Joe Pescatore via eBird). The Greater White-fronted Goose was at Duke Island Park (Alison Goessling via eBird) as well as a Cackling Goose and 1,000 Canada Geese. At least 2 … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes, Waterfowl, Frigid Air, Jan. 8, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Sandhill Cranes of Franklin Township continue their observational reliability on a daily basis. They were practically drive-up birds today – a good thing for birders considering the brutally cold temperatures. Many … Continue reading

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Barnacle Goose, Sandhill Cranes in Somerset County, Jan. 2, 2015

Barnacle Goose and Friends Be aware that Somerset County’s first record Barnacle Goose now frequents North Branch Park which is approximately 2 miles and 5 minutes from Duke Island Park. It is very doable to see the Greater White-fronted Goose … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bird Notes; NJDEP Raptor Reports, Dec. 24, 2014

Cackling Goose in Morristown At 8:00 AM, 350+ Canada Geese were in the west end of Speedwell Lake in Morristown already peeling off and heading towards their daylight rounds. As the geese numbers thinned, a Cackling Goose floated out of the … Continue reading

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Morris Lakes, Sandhill Cranes, Rough-legged Hawk, AOU Proposals, Nov. 22, 2014

Morris Lakes A survey of most of the larger lakes of Morris County today proved that this has been a cold week, especially for November. The northwestern lakes of Mt. Hope, Musconetcong and Budd are 100% frozen. The ice is strong enough … Continue reading

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How many Sandhill Cranes?, Nov. 21, 2014

Earlier this week, what were two Sandhill Cranes in the Randolph Road area became four. These birds are a daily visitor to the Randolph Road corn stubble fields. Speculation started to grow that there may be more. Today, Larry West … Continue reading

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4 Sandhill Cranes in Franklin Township, Nov. 18, 2014

Two Sandhill Cranes were first reported approximately November 6, earlier in the month than most, if not all, of the previous 7 years they have wintered in the Franklin Twp. area. In today’s blustery, bitter cold (17 degrees F wind chill … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes, Cackling Goose, other field notes, Nov. 11, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The two Sandhill Cranes of Franklin Township continue in the Randolph Road, Franklin Township corn stubble. At 3:15 this afternoon, they were opposite the building at 100 Randolph Road. Hopefully, enough sustenance … Continue reading

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Mourning Warblers, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, May 25, 2014

M is for May, Memorial Day Weekend and Mourning Warbler (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Several Mourning Warbler reports this weekend cap off the spring migration season. 3, as in three, were observed yesterday, May 24, at the … Continue reading

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