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Yellow-throated Warbler at Glenhurst Meadows, April 17, 2015

2014 was a banner year for Yellow-throated Warbler sightings in Morris and especially Somerset. The spring of 2015 is off to a promising start, as well. (Yellow-throated Warbler, Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, Apr. 17, 2015 – photo by Rob Gallucci. Clicking … Continue reading

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A Day for Toads, Thursday Bird Notes, Apr. 16, 2015

American Toads (Click on the photo for a larger image.) If one is in the proper habitat, it is hard to miss the other-worldly sound of the American Toad currently heard in the mocosocoBirds region. Hear a sample here. Watch … Continue reading

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Bonaparte’s Gulls, Red-necked Grebe, other bird notes, Apr. 15, 2015

23 Bonaparte’s Gulls were in Lake Hopatcong north of Bertrand Island this afternoon accompanied by 4 Common Loons and 4 Horned Grebes. The Loon season on Morris lakes is winding down. Budd Lake had 2 Common Loons, 2 Horned Grebes, … Continue reading

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Purple Finches, Yellow Warbler, etc., Apr. 14, 2015

Hold onto your binoculars – spring migration is revving up into high gear already – and it goes by quickly. Purple Finches Alan Boyd reports 18 Purple Finches at his feeder in Roxbury Twp. this morning. (Photo by Alan Boyd – … Continue reading

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Monday Bird Notes: a Day of Firsts, April 13, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The photo above shows a Common Loon performing the backstroke at Boonton Reservoir. The number of Common Loons diminished greatly from yesterday’s 40 as a mere 15 Common Loons were on the reservoir … Continue reading

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Caspian Tern, Saturday Bird Notes, Apr. 11, 2015

Caspian Tern at Lake Musconetcong (Click on the photo for a larger image) The first tern of 2015 in the mocosocoBirds region was found today by Mike Ostrow: a Caspian Tern in the southern section of Lake Musconetcong. It was present … Continue reading

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Friday Bird Notes, Apr. 10, 2015

Loons and Grebes continue to dominate the local bird news.  Budd Lake had 2 Common Loons, 2 Horned Grebes, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and a small assortment of Buffleheads and Common Mergansers this afternoon. Lake Musconetcong added a Red-necked Grebe to … Continue reading

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Loons, Grebes and Thursday Bird Notes, Apr. 9, 2015

Morris Loons Boonton Reservoir has 35 Common Loons, at least 10 Horned Grebes and at least 1 Red-necked Grebe. Half of the birds were viewed from the north end; half from the south where visibility was poor. 40 Common Loons … Continue reading

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Loons, Gulls and Ducks, Apr. 8, 2015

Bonaparte’s Gulls in Hillsborough Twp. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) 15 airborne Bonaparte’s Gulls circled the Norz Farm fields and power lines on River Road in Hillsborough Twp. this afternoon before drifting north. At least 3 partially … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Ducks, other field notes, Apr. 7, 2015

3 Long-tailed Ducks were found at Lake Musconetcong this afternoon by Alan Boyd. Alan also found a trio of Long-tailed Ducks at Budd Lake. Lake Musconetcong also had 8 Horned Grebes, a Common Loon and at least 2 Red-breasted Merganser … Continue reading

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