Monday Bird Notes, etc. – June 29, 2015

Bobolink, Harding Twp., NJ, June 29, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

Bobolink, Harding Twp., NJ, June 29, 2015 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

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Cliff Swallows have vacated former nesting sites on two I-287 bridges in Franklin Township. The only known remaining colony in Somerset County is on the Queens Bridge in South Bound Brook (Jeff Ellerbusch).


An Alder Flycatcher was reported June 28 from Tilcon Lake (Tom Smith). This individual is present for most of June.


Butterflies

Great Spangled Fritillaries, Banded Hairstreaks and other butterfly species have exploded in numbers during the past two weeks. Not so with the beleagured Monarch. Seeing two in Harding Twp. this afternoon was a season high count for this observer.

Monarch, Harding Twp., NJ, June 29, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Monarch, Harding Twp., NJ, June 29, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Painted Lady, Harding Twp., NJ, June 29, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Painted Lady, Harding Twp., NJ, June 29, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


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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