Migration, Mid-week Bird Notes – Aug. 26, 2015

Radar Aug. 26, 2015

The next few days bring a push of migrants into the north central region of New Jersey according to the weather forecast. The bird migration radar screenshot above is from early Wednesday morning. As this post is composed late Wednesday night, the radar looks promising again for Thursday. You can view the national migration radar here. The blooms represent birds and other night flying creatures. Interpret it as you wish.

Scarlet Tanager, Morris Twp., NJ, Aug. 26, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Scarlet Tanager, Morris Twp., NJ, Aug. 26, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

The Washington Valley section of Morris Twp. had a noticeable influx of birds this morning, including numerous Baltimore Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, a pair of White-eyed Vireos and an assortment of warblers.

Robert Gallucci, et al, report a Cerulean Warbler at Glenhurst Meadows as well as other warbler species. Rob’s photo is below. Click on the photo for a larger image.

Glenhurst Meadows, Aug. 26 (Photo by Rob Gallucci)

Glenhurst Meadows, Aug. 26 (Photo by Rob Gallucci)

Later, also at Glenhurst Meadows, Mike Newlon reports: “the coyote family lit up in response to a siren. Also saw a Ribbon snake. 11 species of butterflies including a single Monarch and Viceroy.”

A Tennessee Warbler along with ten other warbler species were observed this morning at Chimney Rock (Jeff Ellerbusch).

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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