Canvasback and Redhead
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Jim Gilbert found both a Canvasback (the only one reported in Morris County so far in 2014) and a Redhead at Kitchell Pond at Loantaka Brook Reservation today.
First American Woodcock of 2014 in the mocosocoBirds region
From Tim Vogel:
Denville fields – Still lots of snow with open areas under trees and shrubs
Waiting for woodcocks…….
One started to call and stopped. It may be a bit cold
Sadly, located a dead Woodcock in the parking lot – windows are a problem!
Several Killdeers calling overhead – just returning
Tim Vogel, Denville
Other Field Notes
400+ Ring-billed Gulls and 31 Snow Geese were in the corn stubble at River Road, south of South Branch Rd., Hillsborough Twp., this afternoon (J. Klizas).
86 Common Goldeneye were seen today on the Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath (Jeff Ellrbusch) continuing the large concentration of that species on the Raritan River. Also present were 6 Greater Scaup, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers along with the other duck species that are using the river this winter.
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Colonial Park have been eBirded by several observers the past few days (T. Turse, K. Abildskov).