Bonaparte’s Gull, Monday Bird Notes, June 1, 2015

Bonaparte's Gull, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, June 1, 2015 (photo by Alan Boyd)

Bonaparte’s Gull, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, June 1, 2015 (photo by Alan Boyd)

The only storm related bird of note today in the mocosocoBirds region is a Bonaparte’s Gull at Lake Musconetcong (Alan Boyd). This is a rare find for this time of the year at an inland location. In fact, the eBird Range Map applet shows none for inland New Jersey in the month of June of any year. The closest is a record from Saw Mill Creek in the New Jersey Meadowlands…today, June 1, 2015.

Other Field Notes

A private residence in Bernardsville has a continuing male and female Pine Siskin.

Horned Larks are in Hillsborough and Montgomery Townships with singletons found on a farmfield on River Rd., Hillsborough, Opie Road and at Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Twp. (Jeff Ellerbusch).

An interesting find today was a flyover Gadwall at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve (Megan Crewe via eBird).

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 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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