Canvasback and Redheads on the Raritan River
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Yesterday, 2 Redheads were found on the Raritan River near the bandshell at Duke Island Park (John J. Collins). The Redheads remained today and were joined by a female Canvasback, found by Frank Sencher, Jr. The ducks are viewable from either Duke Island Park or River Road in Hillsborough (with great caution). This section of water is one of the few easily accessible open stretches in the Raritan River in the immediate area.
From Mike Newlon at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve:
2 Rough-legged Hawks, one dark; one light. They were too far for good photographs though, hence the attached Northern Harrier. Also 3 Northern Harriers and 3 Red-tailed Hawks.
Ducks along the Towpath
As reported by Bobby Skrabal via eBird , the Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath had the following highlights: 20 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Lesser Scaup, 25 Bufflehead, 50 Common Goldeneye, 2 Hooded Mergansers, 15 Common Mergansers, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, Mallards and American Black Ducks.
Northern Flicker photo by Jason Denesevich, yesterday at Great Swamp NWR, where there hasn’t been much else lately.
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I was at Negri – Nepote at around 530pm today….in addition to the birds listed above….I had a Cooper’s hawk fly in to the trees by the house, a Merlin landed on a telephone pole and as I was leaving a sharpie made a go at a flock of tree sparrows.
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