Rough-legged Hawk in Bedminster; Ducks in Lake Parsippany, Mar. 6, 2013

Rough-legged Hawk, Bedminster Twp., NJ, Mar. 6, 2013 (Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 by Jeff Ellerbusch)

Rough-legged Hawk, Bedminster Twp., NJ, Mar. 6, 2013 (Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 by Jeff Ellerbusch)


The immature dark morph Rough-legged Hawk at Rattlesnake Bridge Road in Bedminster Township was viewed by Jeff Ellerbusch this morning. It seems like two weeks passed since this individual was reported.
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Lake Parsippany held a fair number of ducks late today. A season’s high of at least 500 Common Mergansers were spread throughout the entire lake. The seven Redheads (4 drakes, 3 hens) remain in the Aythya raft which includes 85 Ring-necked Ducks and 15 Lesser Scaup. 3 Common Goldeneye drakes were almost missed among the many Common Mergansers in the fading light. 1 Northern Shoveler, 12 Bufflehead, 12 Hooded Mergansers 5 Ruddy Ducks, 4 American Coot as well as the usual 200 Canada Geese and 150 or so Ring-billed Gulls round out the totals on the lake. This is the best diversity on the lake in 2013.

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1 Response to Rough-legged Hawk in Bedminster; Ducks in Lake Parsippany, Mar. 6, 2013

  1. Pingback: Glaucous Gull, Redheads at Budd Lake; Pine Siskins in Basking Ridge, Mar. 7, 2013 | mocosoco Birds

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