Saturday Bird Notes, Jan. 31, 2015

Waterfowl on the Raritan

Here are the numbers from the Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath, Franklin Twp. as tabulated by Jeff Ellerbusch this morning:

Canada Geese – 1,600
Gadwall – 2
American Black Duck – 101
Mallard – 622
Northern Pintail – 1
Ring-necked Duck – 53
Greater Scaup – 1
Bufflehead – 46
Common Goldeneye – 58
Hooded Merganser – 3
Common Merganser – 24
Red-breasted Merganser – 1 (hen)
Bald Eagles – 3

Waterfowl on the Pompton and Passaic Rivers

From Tim Vogel:
Two Bridges, Lincoln Park

Common Merganser – 35
Hooded Merganser – 3
Common Goldeneye – 3
Ring-neck Duck – 8
Bufflehead – 10
– Tim Vogel, Denville

Other Field Notes

4 Snow Buntings were with the Horned Lark flock (200) on River Road, Hillsborough Twp. (eBirded by Jackie DeMarco).

Three Redheads found yesterday at Clyde Potts Reservoir were not there today.

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