The summer solstice occurred today at 12:38 EDT. Can fall migration be far behind? The spring migration of 2015 was lackluster. Here is a wish for a positively eventful summer.
There were no storm-related birds at Boonton Reservoir this morning, nor were any expected.
The reservoir is a vast aquatic nursery at this time of year. The Island contains numerous Great Blue Heron and Double-crested Cormorant nests. Interestingly, 3 or more Great Egrets are seen flying into the center part of the island for the past few years.
The Cliff Swallows at the Rt. 202 bridge have a stable nesting population. As many as 20 individuals were counted in May. At least 10 nests are located underneath the bridge as viewed today.
Other Field Notes
The Yellow-breasted Chat of Lord Stirling Park continues as of yesterday (Jeff Ellerbusch).
Elsewhere, the typical nesting birds of the region and of the season are the only other bird news.
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