Bird Notes, May 3, 2014

Bobolink, Harding Twp., NJ,  May 3, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Bobolink, Harding Twp., NJ, May 3, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

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At least 3 male Bobolinks are at Frelinghuysen Fields, Harding Twp. (J. Klizas).

Chimney Rock highlights from early this morning: Blue-headed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Warblers: Worm-eating, Black-and-white, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Blue, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green (m.obs.)

2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, leftovers from the winter, are at Bee Meadow Park, Hanover Twp. (Jill Homcy).

Also at Bee Meadow Park, possibly the warbler of the day since this species was so wide-spread in the mocosocoBirds area:

Black-throated Blue Warbler, Hanover Twp.,  May 3, 2014 (photo by Jose Garcia)

Black-throated Blue Warbler, Hanover Twp., May 3, 2014 (photo by Jose Garcia)


Robert J. Stahl Natural Area in Bedminster Twp. had 3 Prairie Warblers, 1 Blackburnian Warbler, 2 Northern Parulas, 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler, and male and female Orchard Orioles (Mike Almendinger).

Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Colonial Park, Franklin Twp. (as eBirded by Anthony Chodan).


Cliff Swallow, Boonton Reservoir, May 3, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

Cliff Swallow, Boonton Reservoir, May 3, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

Today saw a high count for 2014, so far, of 12 Cliff Swallows at the Rt. 202 bridge, Boonton Reservoir (J. Klizas).


From Tim Vogel, Denville:

St. Clare’s fields, Denville [Mc Carter Park on Google maps –editor]
8am 5/3/14
Killdeer 6
Solitary Sandpiper 4
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Also Ring-Billed Gulls (34)
Tree and N. Rough-winged Swallows, Chimney Swifts.
The field and roadway still partially flooded, recommend parking at southeast corner of medical building and use path. [Editor: the field is drying quickly. Pectoral Sandpiper was not seen later in the day].


The pond of the Melanie Lane Wetlands is completely flooded, almost to the parking area on both the north and south sides. Nevertheless, 2 resourceful Greater Yellowlegs were found on a flooded corporate lawn across the street from the soccer facility.

Greater Yellowlegs, Hanover Twp., NJ, May 3, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Greater Yellowlegs, Hanover Twp., NJ, May 3, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

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