Greater White-fronted Goose, Rough-legged Hawk, etc., Feb. 12, 2013

Wilson's Snipe, Branchburg, NJ, Feb. 12, 2013 (photo by Holly Ellerbusch).

Wilson’s Snipe, Branchburg, NJ, Feb. 12, 2013 (photo by Holly Ellerbusch).


Holly Ellerbusch and Zach Batren photographed the continuing Wilson’s Snipe on Opie Road in Branchburg today.

Jeff Ellerbusch found a Greater White-fronted Goose this afternoon on River Road on the Norz Farm property in Hillsborough Township. Jeff assumes this is the same goose that has been hanging out in the Raritan River opposite Duke Island Park for the last few days. In this winter of geese, it will be interesting to see how long they stick around.

A belated report from Mike Britt from the same area: “Sunday, February 10th, I observed an adult Peregrine Falcon perched on a transmission tower at the power line cut along River Road, not far from the intersection of South Branch Road in Hillsborough.”

The light morph Rough-legged Hawk was eBirded by Jim Gilbert and David Bernstein today from Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp NWR. This is another species to watch for departure dates.

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