Acadian Flycatcher, other field notes, June 25, 2013

Acadian Flycatcher, Pottersville, NJ, June 25, 2013 (photo by Frank Sencher, Jr.).

Acadian Flycatcher, Pottersville, NJ, June 25, 2013 (photo by Frank Sencher, Jr.).

A pair of Acadian Flycatchers are on the Somerset County side of Black River Road near Pottersville (Frank Sencher, Jr.). They are north of the intersection of McCann Mill Road. This area is the convergence of the borders of Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris Counties.

Acadian Flycatcher, Pottersville, NJ, June 25, 2013 (photo by Frank Sencher, Jr.).

Acadian Flycatcher, Pottersville, NJ, June 25, 2013 (photo by Frank Sencher, Jr.).

A Least Bittern was heard this morning in the vicinity of the overlook on Pleasant Plains Road, Great Swamp NWR (Marc Chelemer).

From Jennifer Books, June 23:
This morning Leslie and I went birding at the Negri-Nepote Grassland Preserve. Highlights of our 3-hour walk (which got pretty hot towards the end) included seeing the male Dickcissel in a bush on the left-hand side of the yellow trail that leads off towards the woods, (apparently this is NOT exactly the same location where it has been previously spotted but also not that far away) hearing and seeing several Indigo Buntings, watching a Grasshopper Sparrow parent feeding a fledgling right on the trail, seeing a Purple Martin, and spotting 2 Orchard Orioles including one immature. Other birds we noted were a Great Egret fly-over, a Kingbird, a fairly numerous number of Eastern Bluebirds including some immature individuals, Song, Field and Chipping sparrows, and Cedar Waxwings.

From Leslie Webster, June 22:
Report from Loantaka Brook Reservation: at Kitchell Pond, there are almost as many Cedar Waxwings as there are swifts and swallows. The waxwings are fly catching and easy to spot. On June 20, I heard and saw two Barred Owl juveniles whining to a parent who, I’m sure, would rather have been asleep. Wood Duck females with young are showing up at the pond. One female was in charge of 14 ducklings!

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