Bobolinks made their 2015 entrance today, based on reports from Morris and Somerset Counties. A few, soon to be many, are at Duke Farms. Two Harding Land Trust properties had Bobolinks this afternoon: Frelinguysen Fields had 3 and Margetts Field had at least 1. Bobolinks may have nested at Margetts Field in 2014.
From Bobby Skrabal:
“Eastern Wood-Pewees were back at the Sourland Mountain Preserve this morning. The best bird I had was a Swainson’s Thrush. Also had a Louisiana Waterthrush singing along Roaring Brook, along with 12 other warbler species. Large numbers of Wood Thrush and Ovenbirds were also back today claiming their territories.”
Lawrence’s Warbler at Glenhurst Meadows
Mike Eggers and Mackay James found and photographed a Lawrence’s Warbler (Blue-winged Warbler x Golden-winged Warbler hybrid) at Glenhurst Meadows today. Also present were 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, which seem to be making a mild springtime incursion into New Jersey at the present time.
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