Lincoln’s Sparrow, Thursday Bird Notes, May 14, 2015

A Lincoln’s Sparrow, the first for 2015 in Morris County, was found today along the Rockaway River section of The Tourne (Julie Buechner).


Both Swainson’s Thrush and Gray-cheeked Thrush were observed today at Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville (Michael Adams). 11 species of warblers were also present.


2 Spotted Sandpipers, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 1 Greater Yellowlegs and 33 Least Sandpipers were at Melanie Lane Wetlands this afternoon.

Eastern Kingbird, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, May 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Eastern Kingbird, Melanie Lane Wetlands, NJ, May 14, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Below is a photograph by Vicki Schwartz’s husband of two Semipalmated Plovers at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve on May 13.

Semipalmated Plovers, Negri-Nepote Grassland, NJ, May 13, 2015 (photo by Schwartz)

Semipalmated Plovers, Negri-Nepote Grassland, NJ, May 13, 2015 (photo by Schwartz)


The weather forecast for the nest two days may result in a positive spin being put on the paltry spring migration in the area.


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.


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