Tuesday Bird Notes, May 20, 2014

An singing Alder Flycatcher was at the Great Swamp NWR this morning in the wet woods along the mucky Wilderness Trail. Northern Waterthrush, Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Veerys, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and all of the typical species were present (J. Klizas).

A Prothonotary Warbler was seen and heard today at the New Vernon Road bridge over Black Brook in the Great Swamp (David Bernstein). There are several reports of Prothonotary Warblers in the Great Swamp recently. The well-known breeding Prothonotarys are along the Passaic River, viewed form the Somerset County side at Lord Stirling Park. Do these Great Swamp birds represent an expansion?

The Mourning Warbler found yesterday at Troy Meadows was there this morning (Mike Ostrow).

31 Common Nighthawks flew over Glenhurst Meadows early this evening (Jeff Ellerbusch).

15 species of warblers were observed at Chimney Rock this morning including 2 Tennessee Warblers (Jeff Ellerbusch).

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