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Sunday Bird Notes, Nov. 23, 2014

In the continuing series of frozen Morris lakes images, here is an illuminated, and frozen, Lake Parsippany this morning as the sun rises. Lake Parsippany is frozen except for a small section on the western shore where 339 Canada Geese, … 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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Sunday Bird Notes, Nov. 16, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The White-rumped Sandpiper found yesterday at Tilcon Lake (see that post here) was not relocated this morning despite extensive searching of the lake shore. 2 Horned Larks were at the model airplane … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock Hawk Watch – Season Stats 2014, Nov. 16, 2014

Season Stats 2014

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White-rumped Sandpiper, Scoters and Grebes, Nov. 15, 2014

White-rumped Sandpiper in Mt. Olive Twp. A White-rumped Sandpiper (WRSA) was discovered at Tilcon Lake in Mt. Olive Twp. by Alan Boyd today. Reporting this as a rare species in Morris County is an understatement. The only other record in the … Continue reading

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Northern Goshawk (45 Raptors) at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Nov. 14, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 11/14/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 0 0 362 BE 1 22 216 NH 0 39 157 SS 6 195 … Continue reading

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Cold weather coming; birds, too? – Nov. 12, 2014

The cold blast of weather, arctic vortex, call it what you will, that is currently enveloping most of the midsection of North America will be touching our area soon. While the northeast will be spared the bitter cold, temperatures are … Continue reading

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Snow Geese, 13 Raptors at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Nov. 12, 2014

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 11/12/2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 0 0 362 BE 2 17 211 NH 0 35 153 SS 5 182 … Continue reading

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