Sunday Bird Notes, Aug. 24, 2014

What were 4 Little Blue Herons at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits on August 21 became 5 this afternoon continuing the Little Blue Heron Summer of 2014. Also present were 7 Great Blue Herons, 8 Great Egrets, 3 Green Herons and an adult Black-crowned Night-Heron. 21 Killdeer, 5 Lesser Yellowlegs and 12 Least Sandpipers were tallied on the shorebird ledger.

Lesser Yellowlegs en pointe, Lincoln Park, NJ, Aug. 24, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Lesser Yellowlegs en pointe, Lincoln Park, NJ, Aug. 24, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Little Blue Herons are the main story this summer in Morris County with the 5 at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits and 7 at Melanie Lane Wetlands. Not to be overlooked is the diminutive member of the Ardeids, the Green Heron. 7 were at Melanie late this afternoon. Green Herons will be found in double-digit numbers in appropriate wetlands at the current time.

Green Heron, Hanover Twp., NJ, Aug. 24, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

Green Heron, Hanover Twp., NJ, Aug. 24, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)


Timberbrook Lake, NJ, (iPhone panorama by J. Klizas)

Timberbrook Lake, NJ, (iPhone panorama by J. Klizas)


Migrant songbirds were evident this morning at Timberbrook Lake in Rockaway Township with Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Magnolia and Chestnut-sided Warblers. This interesting location also had numerous Eastern Phoebes and Eastern Wood-Pewees, an adult Bald Eagle, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue and Green Herons, etc. 3 Common Nighthawks flew over Jacobs Road.


From Ken Hart:
“Flyover Osprey at Willowwood Arboretum at 7pm.”


Robert Gallucci tallied the following species at Glenhurst Meadows August 24 and 25: 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers; Warbler species including Blue-winged, Black-and White, Tennessee, Hooded, American Redstart, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, Canada, and Common Yellowthroat.

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