Yellow-throated Warbler; Field Notes, Apr. 16, 2014

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” — Gary Snyder

Yellow-throated Warbler in Franklin Township

Yellow-throated Warbler

(Yellow-throated Warbler, Colonial Park, Franklin Twp., NJ – photo by Chris Thomas)

A Yellow-throated Warbler is at Colonial Park, Franklin Township for the third known day. Found on April 14 by Brian Clough and Amy Manning near the Rose Garden Parking Lot (marked as Parking Lot A on the park map), it has crossed Mettler’s Road and was found today near Parking Lot B (Chris Thomas). A PDF of the park map can be seen at this link.

From John J. Collins:
I too found the Yellow-throated Warbler this afternoon at Colonial Park in the south-west corner of parking lot “B.” Other birds present were many Tree and Northern Rough-winged Swallows, my first Barn Swallow of the season, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, dozens of Yellow-rumped Warblers and my first Chimney Swift of the season. There was also a female Northern Pintail on the lake.

Elsewhere at Colonial Park, Chris Duffek found the following:

Great Horned Owl, Franklin Twp., NJ, Apr. 16, 2014 (photo by Chris Duffek).

Great Horned Owl, Franklin Twp., NJ, Apr. 16, 2014 (photo by Chris Duffek).


Other Field Notes

From Matt Ariani:
“The Little Blue Heron remains in the pond behind the fence at Loantaka Brook Reservation, despite the efforts of a Canada Goose attempting to evict it.”


Budd Lake: 15 Bufflehead, 7 Common Mergansers, 6 Common Loons, 2 Horned Grebes, 13 Double-crested Cormorants, 5 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, 2 Purple Martins, 5 Tree Swallows.

Lake Musconetcong: 4 Common Mergansers, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 1 Horned Grebe, 1 Osprey, 2 Bald Eagles and the 1st Spotted Sandpiper reported in Morris County for 2014 (both lake reports eBirded by Alan Boyd).


2 Black-crowned Night-Herons (1 yellow-legged; 1 pink-legged) are on the island at Jefferson Road Pond this afternoon. At least one has been at this location since March 31 with a high count of six on April 7 (J. Klizas).

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