Yellow-crowned Night-Heron joins Glossy Ibis in Hanover Township, June 22, 2012

The Glossy Ibis found last evening by Jamie Glydon was joined early this morning by an immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Melanie Lane Pond, Hanover Township. Both species are rare in Morris County so seeing them at the same time and place is special. This is the third Morris County Yellow-crowned Night-Heron record for the 21st century along with three others from the 20th century. The records are listed here. Four Great Egrets and a Great Blue Heron were also present. Melanie Lane Pond is a gem of Morris County and has already accumulated an impressive list of species in 2012. Highlights are various herons and egrets including Cattle Egret, shorebirds (Pectoral Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, etc.), swallows (all of the New Jersey species), grassland species (Bobolink and Savannah Sparrow).

Glossy Ibis (Photos by J. Klizas)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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1 Response to Yellow-crowned Night-Heron joins Glossy Ibis in Hanover Township, June 22, 2012

  1. At 8:00 p.m. the Glossy Ibis lifted off, flew half way around the pond, gained altitude and flew easterly out of the area. The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was not seen at this time. 300 Common Grackles flew north towards Troy Meadows. Can Autumn be far behind?

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