Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Photos and more, Apr. 29, 2013

Osprey, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, Apr. 28, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Osprey, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, Apr. 28, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

The first Yellow-billed Cuckoo reported in the entire state of New Jersey (according to eBird data) was found at Six Mile Run in Franklin Township this afternoon (Jeff Ellerbusch, Zach Batren). The end of April is the early end of the YBCU migration time-line in New Jersey.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Franklin Twp., Apr. 29, 2013 (photo by Jeff Elllerbusch)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Franklin Twp., Apr. 29, 2013 (photo by Jeff Elllerbusch)

From Alan Boyd at Lake Musconetcong:
Hi Jonathan – A hen Red-breasted Merganser that has been around for a week or so was still there this afternoon, visible from Koclas Drive near the baseball field – Alan Boyd

The Prothonotary Warbler at Lord Stirling Park was near the East Observation Tower along the Passaic River this morning.

Late reports from yesterday (Sunday)

2 alternate plumaged Common Loons were at Lake Parsippany (Jamie Glydon).

From Leslie Webster:
Joining all the American Goldfinches (what a din!) and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in the Loantaka Brook Reservation woods, were a few Black-throated Blue Warblers, Northern Parulas, and Myrtle Warblers. At one point on the path, I could hear two Louisiana Waterthrushes singing from opposite directions. At Kitchell Pond, a Warbling Vireo had arrived. Gray Catbirds continue to increase in number.

Gallery

Below is a photo from Dorothy Smullen. This is one of an interesting series of images involving two Broad-winged Hawks on River Road, Millington on April 26. Click on the photos for a larger image.

Broad-winged Hawks, Millington, NJ, Apr. 26, 2013 (photo by Dorothy Smullen)

Broad-winged Hawks, Millington, NJ, Apr. 26, 2013 (photo by Dorothy Smullen)

Here are more photos taken yesterday at Melanie Lane Wetlands by Chuck Hantis.

Great Egret, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, Apr. 28, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Great Egret, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, Apr. 28, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Osprey, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, Apr. 28, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Osprey, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, Apr. 28, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

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One Response to Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Photos and more, Apr. 29, 2013

  1. The osprey photos are amazing captures. 🙂

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