A Variety of Sightings, April 30, 2013

As last night’s radar shows, migration was active throughout most of the US…except the northeast where a high pressure system limited any massive bird movement. Fortunately, this is the time of year when every day brings something new.

The Great Swamp had Veery, Baltimore Oriole and Marsh Wren early this morning. Wild Turkeys were calling everywhere. Yellow-throated Vireos are inhabiting their usual spots.

Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough had Northern Parulas, Black-throated Green Warbler and numerous Ovenbirds.

Melanie Lane Wetlands had Tree, Barn, Northern Rough-winged and Bank Swallows, Chimney Swifts, Bald Eagle and small amounts of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper and Wilson’s Snipe, Orchard Oriole and Warbling Vireos.

An alternate plumaged Common Loon was on the back pond of Bee Meadow Park in Hanover Twp. (Ivan Kossack, Jamie Glydon).

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