Pacific Loon Photos; Field Notes, Apr. 1, 2013

The Pacific Loons of Morris County

Tom Smith created a collection of images he took of the three Pacific Loons of Morris County, March 2013.

Left-to-right:
Column 1 – juvenile at American Road, Morris Plains, March 9-20.
Column 2 – adult at Lake Parsippany, March 15-23.
Column 3 – adult at Boonton Reservoir, March 17-March 31 and may still be present. This is the only one of the three that shows a chin strap.
(Click on the photo to get a larger image.)
Loonacy

Pine Siskins

Linda Matula reports one Pine Siskin at her feeder today in Randolph (Morris County).
Jennifer Books has a continuing Pine Siskin at her feeder in Basking Ridge.

Pine Siskin, Basking Ridge, Apr. 1, 2013 (photo by Jennifer Books).

Pine Siskin, Basking Ridge, Apr. 1, 2013 (photo by Jennifer Books).

Field Notes

Morris County’s first Northern Rough-winged and Barn Swallows of 2013 were reported today from the Great Swamp NWR by Simon Lane.

Dave Harrison saw a pair of Blue-winged Teal, 10 Northern Shovelers and 4 Wilson’s Snipe at Melanie Lane Wetlands this morning.

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