An impressive turnout of gulls was at the pig farm area on Homestead Rd., Hillsborough Township today: adult Glaucous Gull, 2nd cycle Iceland Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 239 Herring Gulls, 6 Great Black-backed Gulls and 40 Ring-billed Gulls. Nearby Hillsborough Road had 48 nomadic Horned Larks roaming the area (Jeff Ellerbusch).
The 6 Sandhill Cranes of Franklin Township continue on Randolph Road (J. Ellerbusch).
Rusty Blackbirds are in Hanover Township and southern parts of Troy Meadows. A White-crowned Sparrow is also in Hanover Twp. (Jamie Glydon). The following Rusty Blackbird was found near the Railroad Tracks along Algonquin Parkway in Hanover Twp. this morning.
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Red-shouldered Hawk, Fox Sparrow and Purple Finch were at the Woodland Rd. wilderness area of the Great Swamp NWR (Simon Lane).
A Peregrine Falcon was perched at the top of a high-tension tower at the southwest end of Troy Meadows this morning. A pair of Savannah Sparrows joined the numerous Song, American Tree and White-throated Sparrows (J. Klizas).
There is an update to the Hillsborough gull totals. There were 10 Lesser Black-backed and 6 Great Black-backed Gulls.
I tried to find Sandhill Cranes in the corn stubble just north of the water treatment facility on Randolph Ave on Saturday, but had no luck. Is there are particular time and/or place that is best to find them?
I’ll have to check out Hillsborough Road for the Horned Larks, as I have never seen them before. Gulls are still tough for me to get excited about.
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