Red-throated Loons, Grebes, Apr. 20, 2015

5 Red-throated Loons, probably storm-related, are at the north end of Boonton Reservoir this afternoon. 11 Common Loons, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 1 Horned Grebe are also at the reservoir.

Lake Parsippany has 1 Ring-necked Duck, 4 Lesser Scaup, 2 Bufflehead, 19 Ruddy Ducks and 1 Common Loon.


Birds at Opie Road include 3 Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper, American Pipits, Purple Martin, etc. (Jeff Ellerbusch).


The area’s first White-eyed Vireo was found in a downpour this morning at Glenhurst Meadows (Mackay James).


From Susan Treesh in Somerset:
“House Wrens were back behind my house today! I don’t think the Tree Swallows have had enough advance times to claim their boxes.”


The following photos taken yesterday at Bamboo Brook in Chester Twp. are by Mark Kalmbach. Click on the photo for a larger image.

Palm Warbler, Bamboo Brook, Chester Twp., NJ, Apr. 19, 2015 (photo by Mark Kalmbach)

Palm Warbler, Bamboo Brook, Chester Twp., NJ, Apr. 19, 2015 (photo by Mark Kalmbach)

Tree Swallows, Bamboo Brook, Chester Twp., NJ, Apr. 19, 2015 (photo by Mark Kalmbach)

Tree Swallows, Bamboo Brook, Chester Twp., NJ, Apr. 19, 2015 (photo by Mark Kalmbach)


There are many reports this time of year, too many to include in a daily newsletter. For further details and to see what people are seeing in the mocosocoBirds region, see local eBirdChecklists viewed via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links:

The eBird Hotspot Primer is here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the mocosocoBirds.com website.


@mocosocoBirds at Twitter is another communications stream. Instant field reports and links of interest are tweeted throughout the day. The latest tweets appear on the sidebar of this page. One can follow mocosocoBirds at Twitter or link to @mocosocoBirds.


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