Crossbills and Redpolls in Somerset; Waterfowl in Morris, Nov. 17, 2012.

Red and White-winged Crossbills continue at Chimney Rock in Martinsville. Jeff Ellerbusch and Simon Lane had 6 Red Crossbills and 4 White-winged Crossbills flyover early this morning. Later at Glenhurst Meadows in Warren Township, 3 Common Redpolls were feeding in the Wagner’s Arboretum section and another was recorded as a flyover.

Common Redpolls at Glenhurst Meadows, Warren Township, Nov. 17, 2012 (Photo by Jeff Ellerbusch)


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Ruddy Duck numbers have reached a high count of 643 at Mt. Hope Lake in Rockaway Township. Also present are: 12 Gadwall, 4 American Wigeon, 40 Ring-necked Ducks, 6 Bufflehead, 2 Hooded Mergansers, 1 Pied-billed Grebe and 60 American Coot.

Another 214 Ruddy Ducks are at Split Rock Reservoir in Rockaway Township.

Lake Parsippany has 4 Bufflehead, 4 Hooded Mergansers, 5 Ruddy Ducks, 1 Common Loon, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 1 Double-crested Cormorant and Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls.

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