Iceland Gull, Trees Swallows, Woodcock, Mar. 11, 2015

The Heat is On

Wild Turkey, Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 11, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Wild Turkey, Great Swamp NWR, Mar. 11, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

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3 Common Ravens joined the Wild Turkey above along with a noisy group of Common Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds at the Raptor Trust on White Bridge Road, Great Swamp NWR
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Iceland Gull, Tree Swallows, Rusty Blackbird

A first cycle Iceland Gull was with the 286 Ring-billed Gulls, 1,500 Canada Geese and assorted other species at the manure fields on River Road south of South Branch Road in Hillsborough this afternoon (Jeff Ellerbusch).

The season’s first three Tree Swallows were at the Studdiford Drive section of the South Branch of the Raritan River (J. Ellerbusch).

Jeff also had a Rusty Blackbird singing on Opie Road, Branchburg. This section of the South Branch of the Raritan River has thawed and had Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted and Common Mergansers.


Zach Batren led a Woodcock walk at Fairview Farm and found an American Woodcock in the woods. Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow and the typical species of the area were also seen.

Am. Woodcock, Fairview Farms, NJ, Mar. 11, 2015 (photo by Zach Batren)

Am. Woodcock, Fairview Farm, NJ, Mar. 11, 2015 (photo by Zach Batren)


5 Redheads, 1 Greater Scaup and 5 American Coot continue at Bertrands Island, Lake Hopatcong (Alan Boyd).


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Finis


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