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
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.