Field Notes, Oct. 16, 2013

A Vesper Sparrow continues today at Florham Park Fields along with 17 Savannah Sparrows (Jamie Glydon).

A Vesper Sparrow was at Finderne Wetlands yesterday, Oct. 15 (Jeff Ellerbusch). Finderne hosts hundreds of other sparrows including large numbers of Savannah, Song and Swamp Sparrows. A Solitary Sandpiper was also present.

Troy Meadows has at least 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers along Troy Meadows Road (Julie Buechner). The area also has Hermit Thrush, American Kestrels, Savannah, Song, Swamp, White-throated and White-crowned (1) Sparrows. Yellow-rumped Warblers are abundant. 3 Great Egrets continue in a secluded pond.

And Four Kestrels in a Bare Tree...
A Tree of Kestrels, Troy Meadows, Oct. 15, 2013 (photo by Julie Buechner).

Yesterday at Troy Meadows, a Sora was viewed in a pond near the skeet debris (Julie Buechner).

Helicopter(s) are a daily sighting over the marsh at Troy Meadows hovering near the high tension towers. This is believed to be work related to the Susquehanna-Roseland Project. If this is the case, it is hoped that PSE&G will tread lightly on the marsh and not leave a devastating footprint as they have in Morris County’s northern townships.

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