From Robert Skrabal:
I took a nice trip to Colonial Park this morning. There was a lot of activity, especially around the Rose Garden. I saw 47 total species, including 7 Warbler species. I had plenty of firsts for the fall season including: 1 Green-Winged Teal, 1 Northern Pintail, 1 Winter Wren, 1 Golden-Crowned Kinglet, and 1 Purple Finch. I walked around the Nature Loop, where I found a softly singing Winter Wren, but I did not see or hear the Red-headed Woodpeckers that resided in that area last fall and winter. Hopefully they return.
[Editor’s Note: Colonial Park in Franklin Twp., had a Yellow-throated Warbler much of this past spring]
Sparrows are in the Washington Valley area of Morris Township with Lincoln’s, White-throated and Swamp Sparrows this afternoon (J. Klizas).
On Sept. 30, South Branch Preserve in Mt. Olive Twp. had Eastern Towhee, multiple Chipping, Field, Savannah, Song and Lincoln’s Sparrows (Alan Boyd via eBird).
This weeks’s migration has been weak, to say the least, but there are birds to be found. A look at the radar from a few minutes ago looks promising for tomorrow morning. The greenish areas are not rain.
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