From Bobby Skrabal:
My dad and I visited Six Mile Run and Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve this morning. I saw a lone Rough-legged Hawk while driving on South Middlebush on my way to Six Mile Run. At Six Mile Run our only surprising bird was a wintering Gray Catbird. Then we headed to Negri-Nepote. There were at least 2 dark-morph Rough-legged Hawks and a light-morph there. After seeing Rough-leggeds at Duke Farms, Six Mile Run, and here, I would definitely recommend Negri-Nepote for those who want photos. They were posing on the telephone and electrical wires, and flew directly overhead multiple times.
[Editor’s note: Bobby later informed mocosocoBirds that the Negri-Nepote Rough-legged Hawks are all adults meaning they are likely the same hawks seen yesterday at Six Mile Run.
David Bernstein reports a dark morph Rough-legged Hawk at Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster this morning.
Rough-legged Hawks continue to be seen at Duke Farms and environs.
Pine Siskins are widely reported throughout Morris and Somerset Counties today.
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