Greater White-fronted Goose, Lesser Black-backed Gull at Budd Lake, Dec. 16, 2014

Budd Lake

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Budd Lake, NJ, Dec. 16, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Budd Lake, NJ, Dec. 16, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Rain pummeled Budd Lake at 3:30 this afternoon. Visbility was limited. 850 gulls sat on the water; a greater than 3:1 ratio of Ring-billed to Herring Gull. At the south end of the lake, viewable from the municipal beach, was an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull sitting on the water. Well over 1,000 Canada Geese were also on the lake but with diminishing visibility this observer failed to relocate the Greater White-fronted Goose found yesterday. 2 Horned Grebes and 10 Common Mergansers were also present (J. Klizas).

The Greater White-fronted Goose was sighted earlier in the afternoon at Budd Lake, after much searching through the goose flock (Glenn Mahler).

Other Bird Notes

A Cackling Goose was found today at Rattlesnake Bridge Road, Bedminster Twp. (Jeff Ellerbusch).

8 Sandhill Cranes continue as of today at Randolph Road, Franklin Township (Marc Chelemer via eBird).

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