Somerset Geese Update, Jan. 16, 2015

Duke Island Park‘s Greater White-fronted Goose (GWFG) is being observed on the Raritan River where up to 3,000 Canada Geese are resting in the water or on the ice. John J. Collings posted a sighting to the JerseyBirds Listserv today. That post can be seen here.

The GWFG was also seen January 14 by George and Gail Eschenbach as it flew into the river.

A Cackling Goose or two is available for those wishing to comb through the many Canada Geese.


The most recent report of the Somerset County Barnacle Goose is from Sunday, January 11. It was seen and photographed on that date at 4:30 PM at the Somerset 4H property which is across the road from North Branch Park (Jason Denesevich).

Barnacle Goose, Bridgewater, NJ, Jan. 11, 2015 (photo by Jason Denesevich)

Barnacle Goose, Bridgewater, NJ, Jan. 11, 2015 (photo by Jason Denesevich)


25 Pine Siskins were reported from Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary today via eBird (Sam Galick). “(The) small flock landed in a black walnut tree next to the office. They did not go to the feeders.”


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 mocosocoBirds.com 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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