Sunday Bird Notes, Dec. 28, 2014

Somerset County’s first record Barnacle Goose continues today at Duke Island Park, witnessed by many observers. Greater White-fronted, Cackling, Snow and Canada Geese add to the current goose fest.

A hearty thanks to all of the eBird observers for using the Duke Island Park Hotspot as the location of their checklist. This makes an enormous difference in getting the data for a particular site. The link for the eBird Hotspot Explorer for Duke Island Park is here. Thank you, again! To learn more about using eBird Hotspots, mocosocoBirds has a Hotspot Primer here.

A Lesser Black-backed Gull continues sporadically at Budd Lake. It was there this afternoon with 95 Ring-billed and 150 Herring Gulls. 1 Horned Grebe, 170 Common Mergansers, 24 Ruddy Ducks and 180 Canada Geese contributed to the inhabitants of the lake. Budd Lake is another eBird Hotspot. View Budd Lake’s data here.

Another body of water hosting the current dominant duck of Morris County is Clyde Potts Reservoir where 348 Common Mergansers were counted today.

eBird Checklists for the mocosocoBirds region may be viewed via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links:

The eBird Hotspot Primer is here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the website.

@mocosocoBirds at Twitter is another communications stream. Instant field reports and links of interest are tweeted throughout the day. The latest tweets appear on the sidebar of this page. One can follow mocosocoBirds at Twitter or link to @mocosocoBirds.


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