Long-tailed Ducks, other field notes, Apr. 7, 2015

Long-tailed Ducks, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, Apr. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Long-tailed Ducks, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, Apr. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

3 Long-tailed Ducks were found at Lake Musconetcong this afternoon by Alan Boyd. Alan also found a trio of Long-tailed Ducks at Budd Lake.

Lake Musconetcong also had 8 Horned Grebes, a Common Loon and at least 2 Red-breasted Merganser hens. The large Common Merganser flock has dwindled.

The 24 Common Loons at Lake Parsippany tallied yesterday by Tim Vogle continue today. This is, by far, the largest group of Common Loons ever recorded at the lake, as far as is known.

At least 11 Common Loons are at Boonton Reservoir along with 200 Common Mergansers.

A Lesser Black-backed Gull was found today at Bertrand Island, Lake Hopatcong (Alan Boyd). Elsewhere at Lake Hopatcong, 4 Common Loons and hundreds of Common Mergansers were present.

The Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath had 60 Northern Rough-winged Swallows and 250 Tree Swallows (Jeff Ellerbusch).


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