Glossy Ibis in Hanover Township; other field notes, August 5, 2012

Jamie Glydon found an immature Glossy Ibis at Melanie Lane Pond in Hanover Township this morning. This is only the second sighting of this species in Morris and Somerset Counties in 2012, both occurring at Melanie Lane. As the Purple Loosestrife gets higher, the shorebird numbers are diminishing with a Lesser Yellowlegs, a few Least Sandpipers and a handful of Killdeer present. More earthmoving equipment is in the parking lot. The reality is that the countdown has begun for the final days of Melanie Lane as we know it. See this post.

Glossy Ibis, Melanie Lane, Hanover Township, NJ, August 5, 2012 (photo by J. Glydon).

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At least 4 Cliff Swallows remain at the Rt. 202 overpass at Boonton Reservoir. The high count was 20 in July. 125 Double-crested Cormorants were also loafing at the Reservoir.
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The Beaver Swamp at the Tourne County Park in Boonton Township had 30 Wood Ducks, 10 Green Herons, 5 Great Blue Herons and 2 Great Egrets.

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1 Response to Glossy Ibis in Hanover Township; other field notes, August 5, 2012

  1. Pingback: Mississippi Kites in Basking Ridge; Glossy Ibis in Morris Co., Aug. 9, 2013 | mocosoco Birds

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