Mostly Ducks, Nov. 7, 2013

Red Fox at Lake Hopatcong, Nov. 7, 2013 (digiscoped by Jonathan Klizas).

Red Fox at Lake Hopatcong, Nov. 7, 2013 (digiscoped by Jonathan Klizas).

The picture above is of a Red Fox strolling out a narrow spit of the drawn-down Lake Hopatcong south of Brady Road Bridge. The north end of Lake Hopatcong saw the first two Lesser Scaup of the season reported in Morris County today. Two Ring-necked Ducks were with them. 40+ Buffleheads were in the Brady Road Bridge area as was a sub-adult Bald Eagle. Lee’s County Park Marina held another 17 Bufflehead. Bertrand’s Island was quiet with 36 Ruddy Ducks.

Lincoln Park Gravel Pits had 5 Northern Shovelers, an adult Bald Eagle and the typical species of that area for this time of year.

Eastern Bluebird, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, NJ, Nov. 7, 2013 (digiscoped by J. Klizas)

Eastern Bluebird, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, NJ, Nov. 7, 2013 (digiscoped by J. Klizas)

Mt. Hope Lake had an adult Bald Eagle, an assumed resident. A low count of 20 Mute Swans were with 22 Gadwall, 7 Northern Shovelers, 4 Green-winged Teal, 7 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Hooded Mergansers, 640 Ruddy Ducks, 5 Pied-billed Grebes and 25 American Coot.

A Pectoral Sandpiper spent its 7th day at Loantaka Brook Reservation. Today it was in the smaller fenced-in pond, Little Kitchell, along with 2 Green-winged Teal.

Pectoral Sandpiper, Loantaka Brook Reservation, Nov. 7, 2013 (digiscoped by Jonathan Klizas).

Pectoral Sandpiper, Loantaka Brook Reservation, Nov. 7, 2013 (digiscoped by Jonathan Klizas).

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