A Black Tern was found on Budd Lake this afternoon by Simon Lane. It stayed throughout the rest of the day for others to see. This a rare visitor to Morris County with only 5 previous known records which are listed here. 5 basic-plumaged Bonaparte’s Gulls continue which is newsworthy in itself. Varying numbers have been present since April 3. 6 species of swallows are coursing over the lake: Purple Martin, Barn, Tree, N. Rough-winged, Bank (double-digit amount, Tom Halliwell) and Cliff (S. Lane). 2 Common Loons also continue.
A Cerulean Warbler, assumed to be the same individual as yesterday, was seen and heard near the parking lot of Chimney Rock (Jeff Ellerbusch). A Kentucky Warbler was found later, again probably the same one as was seen yesterday (J. Ellerbusch, Frank Sencher, Jr., Mike Almendinger).
Glenhurst Meadows has American Coot, Pied-billed Grebe, 11 Solitary Sandpipers, Least Flycatcher, Canada Warbler and other warblers, Lincoln Sparrow, etc. this afternoon (J. Ellerbusch). Reports of Cape May, Tennessee and Kentucky Warblers at Glenhurst in the morning are added by Marc Chelemer.
Opie Road has 6 Semipalmated Plovers, 3 Killdeer, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 19 Solitary Sandpipers and 48 Least sandpipers (Jeff Ellerbusch).
5 Common Loons are at Boonton Reservoir (Simon Lane).
From Jason Denesevich:
Lord Stirling Park today: fisherman’s trail to dance floor.
1 Prothonatary Warbler, 4 Black-throated Blue Warblers, 2 Black-throated Green Warblers, 3 Am. Redstarts, 2 Ovenbirds. 1 Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, 2 Blue-headed Vireos, 3 Yellow-throated Vireo, 6 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 3 Solitary Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, and 3 Great Egrets.