Sunday Bird Notes, Jan. 25, 2015

Pileated Woodpecker, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Jan. 25, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Pileated Woodpecker, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Jan. 25, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

(Click on the photo for a larger image.)


Tom Gorman writes of the vulture roost along Green Pond Road, Rockaway Twp., NJ:
“During post sunrise and at sunset, the reported Turkey and Black Vulture counts were noted (9 and 46 respectively). These species have been local to the White Meadow Lake east side for approximately 2 years now.”

A photo of the roost can be seen here.


Open water is scarce in Morris County. Every puddle and pond is worth checking. A condominium pond in Roxbury had Redhead and Common Goldeneye drakes this morning along with Ring-necked Ducks, Ruddy Ducks and Hooded Mergansers.

Common Goldeneye, Roxbury Twp., NJ, Jan. 25, 2015 (photo  by Jonathan Klizas)

Common Goldeneye, Roxbury Twp., NJ, Jan. 25, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

This Mute Swan was on a resident’s driveway before scooting up the snow bank and into the pond.

Mute Swan, Roxbury Twp., NJ,  Jan. 25, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Mute Swan, Roxbury Twp., NJ, Jan. 25, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Birds viewed from the Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath in Franklin Township this afternoon include: 397 Mallards, 32 Ring-necked Ducks, 1 Lesser Scaup, 51 Bufflehead, 67 Common Goldeneye, 3 Hooded and 21 Common Mergansers, and 3 Bald Eagles. Gulls were represented by 40 Ring-billed, 26 Herring and 7 Great Black-backed (Jeff Ellerbusch).


Banded Red-tailed Hawk, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Jan. 25, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Banded Red-tailed Hawk, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, Jan. 25, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)


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One Response to Sunday Bird Notes, Jan. 25, 2015

  1. Pingback: Vultures of Green Pond Road; Redpolls and Siskins, Feb. 8, 2015 | mocosocoBirds

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