Greater White-fronted Goose, Red-throated Loon, Dec. 4, 2014

Greater White-fronted Goose at Duke Island Park

Last seen on Monday, Dec. 1 (see that post here), the Greater White-fronted Goose of Duke Island Park returned today along with 1 Cackling Goose and 1,140 Canada Geese (Jeff Ellerbusch).

Canada Goose numbers are on the rise in Somerset County. 1,270 were counted at North Branch Park today (J. Ellerbusch) and 1,500 were on the grass fields of the Selody Sod Farm and Skillman Park area in Montgomery Township (J. Klizas).


Red-throated Loon at Boonton Reservoir

Distant Red-throated Loon, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Dec. 4, 2014 (heavily cropped photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Distant Red-throated Loon, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Dec. 4, 2014 (heavily cropped photo by Jonathan Klizas)

The season’s only Red-Throated Loon reported so far in Morris County was found at the north end of Boonton Reservoir this afternoon (J. Klizas). Other birds present were 1 Common Loon and 4 Horned Grebes, probably the same group that has been at the reservoir for weeks.


Up to 8 Sandhill Cranes continue to be seen daily on Randolph Road, Franklin Township reported by numerous observers.



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One Response to Greater White-fronted Goose, Red-throated Loon, Dec. 4, 2014

  1. Mike Britt says:

    One cannot fully appreciate the “wide base” species like RTLO, COLO, & RNGR have, until a shot like this or seen from below…

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