Swallows and Warblers on the Raritan, Apr. 12, 2013

Scoters are Gone

Friday’s storm did not produce any unusual water birds in the mocosocoBirds region. Yesterday’s Scoters were absent from Boonton Reservoir. 7 Common Loons and a Horned Grebe were at the north end of the Reservoir. The same ducks were at the western Morris lakes (Budd and Musconetcong) as have been for the past few weeks. Hundreds of Tree Swallows and one Common Loon were at Lake Hopatcong.

Swallows and Warblers

Meanwhile, on the Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath in Franklin Township, Jeff Ellerbusch found a bounty of swallows and warblers with totals as follows:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow – 200
Tree Swallow – 1,500
Barn Swallow – 40
Palm Warbler – 125
Pine Warbler – 9
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 250

Green Heron

From George Eschenbach:
Hi Jonathan – Had a first of spring Green Heron near the pond by the bridge on Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp. Sighting approximately 1:30 PM today, April 12.

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One Response to Swallows and Warblers on the Raritan, Apr. 12, 2013

  1. Pingback: Grebes, Gulls, Loons, Hawks, et al, Apr. 13, 2013 | mocosoco Birds

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