Tag Archives: Sandhill Crane

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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Friday Field Notes, Apr. 11, 2014

Sandhill Crane in Hillsborough Twp. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) A family from Hillsborough Township found an unusual visitor on Wednesday in the cornfield adjacent to their yard. Not sure what it was or what it was … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes, Rusty Blackbirds, Jan. 31, 2014

As January draws to a close, there was a bit of relief this afternoon from the frigid winter of 2014 as the temperature climbed above freezing, reaching the high 30s Fahrenheit. The current forecast for Sunday has 50 degrees as … Continue reading

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Wednesday Field Notes, Jan. 29, 2014

Birding is slow in the mocosocoBirds region so far this week. Most bodies of water are frozen, there is a persistent snow cover and it is cold. The current forecast for the coming weekend is for the Fahrenheit teperature to … Continue reading

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Thursday Field Notes, Jan. 16, 2014

The Peregrine Falcon above was found and photographed today at Loantaka Brook Reservation by Mitch Van Beekum. Mitch photographed the Belted Kingfisher below yesterday at the same location. The continuing Greater White-fronted Goose at the Lord Stirling park equestrian fields … Continue reading

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Gulls in Hillsborough Twp., Jan. 5, 2014

An impressive turnout of gulls was at the pig farm area on Homestead Rd., Hillsborough Township today: adult Glaucous Gull, 2nd cycle Iceland Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 239 Herring Gulls, 6 Great Black-backed Gulls and 40 Ring-billed Gulls. Nearby Hillsborough … Continue reading

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