Mississippi Kites in Basking Ridge; Glossy Ibis in Morris Co., Aug. 9, 2013

Mississippi Kites

Two sub-adult Mississippi Kites, one with missing tail feathers, were viewed this afternoon at 2:30 over Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge near St. James Church and School (Harvey Tomlinson). They were last seen moving along the ridge in a southerly direction.

Glossy Ibis

One Glossy Ibis was found at Melanie Lane Wetlands early this morning. The Ibis landed briefly in the southern section of the area and then took off and flew towards Rt. 10. A Great Egret and two Belted Kingfishers joined the usual species of this wetland. This is the fourth sighting of Glossy Ibis at this location in 2012-13. Here are the other three:
1. June 21, 2012
2. August 5, 2012
3. April 27, 2013

Glossy Ibis, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, Aug. 9, 2013 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

Glossy Ibis, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, Aug. 9, 2013 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

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