Singing on Sunday; Pacific Loon Continues, Mar. 31, 2013

Turkey in the 'Burbs, Parsippany, NJ, Mar.31, 2013. The backyard of this street is Troy Meadows (Photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Turkey in the ‘Burbs, Parsippany, NJ, Mar.31, 2013. The backyard of this street is Troy Meadows (Photo by Jonathan Klizas)

The Wild Turkeys in the photo at the top of this page were displaying and strolling down Parkside Drive, Parsippany – Turkey in the ‘Burbs, as it were. Troy Meadows is on the backside of the houses on the street.

What seems like the first southerly wind in weeks finally came to our region overnight. The migration push was slight but what was exciting to this observer was the noticeable increase in song. Field and Fox Sparrows joined the chorus of Song Sparrows, American Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds at Troy Meadows.

A close encounter with a singing Winter Wren was a highlight of the morning at Jonathan’s Woods in Denville Township. Singing Fox Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos and a pair of climbing and vocalizing Brown Creepers were along Ford Road.

Pacific Loon Update

Tom Smith eBirded the Pacific Loon at Boonton Reservoir this morning so it continues being cooperative.

Weather

Yesterday and today’s high temperatures exceed the historical average high for our area, the first time this has happened since March 13. Here is a chart and graph with March’s weather data courtesy of AccuWeather.

This week’s weather forecast in the Morris/Somerset area calls for below normal temperatures this week with winds of a north and westerly component. The next southern push may not come until approximately April 8.

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One Response to Singing on Sunday; Pacific Loon Continues, Mar. 31, 2013

  1. Susan Treesh says:

    Two half-days of birding in the Eastern Somerset area brought my FOS (local) phoebes, a towhee, and singing field sparrows. What happened to all the yellow-rumped warblers?

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