Common Nighthawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Field Notes, Aug. 17, 2013

Common Nighthawk in Morristown

Common Nighthawks will begin migrating through our area during the next few weeks. A single Common Nighthawk flew over I-287 near South Street in Morristown at 7:00 p.m. this evening.

Olive-sided Flycatcher at Great Swamp NWR

The second Olive-sided Flycatcher (OSFL) of the day in Morris County was seen late today near the north gate of Pleasant Plains Rd., Great Swamp (Simon Lane). Another OSFL appeared in Rockaway in the morning and was one of the subjects of this post.

Other Field Notes

From Susan Treesh:
I had a Louisiana Waterthrush at Bamboo Brook County Park (actually, *in* Bamboo Brook!), and then a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers eating berries next door at Willowood Arboretum.

Editor’s Note: This is a geography note about Willowwood Arboretum. The Morris County Park Commission administers Willowwood which is in Chester Township. It is understood that the entrance, the fields, the dwelling and the gardens are in Morris County, in other words, the sections most people occupy when visiting. Only the back end of the property is in Somerset County. This is mentioned because eBird creates confusion when records are submitted from this place as it erroneously places the arboretum in Somerset Co. Using the following coordinates for eBird will place it correctly in Morris even if the location is not perfectly situated: 40.7372424, -74.7121811.

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One Response to Common Nighthawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Field Notes, Aug. 17, 2013

  1. Pingback: Sunday Field Notes, Aug. 18, 2013 | mocosoco Birds

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