The bird migration radar at 4:45 AM this morning
Yes, the blooms on the radar are very impressive. Certainly more birds were dispersed in the mocosocoBirds area today: Veerys, Scarlet Tanagers, Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Blue Jays and a greater diversity of warbler species although not in any great numbers.
Jeff Ellerbusch at Lord Stirling Park had 16 warbler species including a Brewster’s Warbler (Blue-winged x Golden-winged hybrid) along the Passaic River. Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Worm-eating and Nashville Warblers are other highlights. A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron flew over the Passiac River heading east into the Great Swamp NWR.
Sourland Mountain Preserve had Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper and 1 Least Sandpiper in the early afternoon. Baltimore Orioles were numerous around the parking area.
1 Solitary Sandpiper, 5 Greater Yellowlegs and 4 Grasshopper Sparrows at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve were reported via eBird (Ken Walsh).
A Ruby-throated Hummingbird catching the late afternoon sunlight along Patriots Path in Morris Twp.
Nesting season in Warren Twp.
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