Monday Bird Notes, May 4, 2015

The bird migration radar at 4:45 AM this morning

radar May 4

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.

Veery, Morris Twp., NJ, May 4, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Veery, Morris Twp., NJ, May 4, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


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.

Least Sandpiper, Sourlands Mt. Preserve, NJ, May 4, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Least Sandpiper, Sourlands Mt. Preserve, NJ, May 4, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


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.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Morris Twp., NJ, May 4, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Morris Twp., NJ, May 4, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Nesting season in Warren Twp.

Northern Cardinals, Warren Twp., NJ, May 3, 2015 (photo by Steve Byland)

Northern Cardinals, Warren Twp., NJ, May 3, 2015 (photo by Steve Byland)


These are just some of the reports for today. View local eBird checklists in the mocosocoBirds region 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.


Finis


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