Bonaparte’s Gulls at Boonton Reservoir, Apr. 16, 2013

Bonaparte’s Gulls at Boonton Resevoir

14 Bonaparte’s Gulls (BOGU) were sitting on the water at the north end of
Boonton Reservoir at 4:45 this afternoon. I went back to the car to get the camera and when I returned, the gulls were gone.

On Sunday, Apr. 14, Dave Harrison saw 37 Bonaparte’s Gulls at approximately 9:45 in the morning, also from the north end.

Simon Lane and I had 8 BOGU at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 13. Tom Smith had one later that day at 11:30. The point is, if you want to see Bonaparte’s Gulls in Morris County, the time and place is now at Boonton Reservoir. All of the known sightings this past week are from the north end. Of course, Little Gull would be a nice find, too.

Purple Finches in Long Valley

From Ken Hart:
Around my house and along Black River Road in Long Valley today, I saw two Purple Finches, and a small flock (6?) of Palm Warblers. Also, continuing Louisiana Waterthrushes, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow, and yesterday, a Brown Creeper. Plus, a Black Bear, who knocked down the feeder– guess it’s time to take it in for the summer.

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