Friday Bird Notes – Aug. 28, 2015

radar Aug 28 AM

Unless someone knows otherwise, the alleged bird blooms on this morning’s migration radar must have passed over the Morris and Somerset region. No migrants were detected in a brief survey of Morris Township.

From Mike Hiotis, Aug. 27:
“I just saw a 1st year Little Blue Heron on the Raritan River at the west end of Burnt Mills Rd. in Bedminster. It was foraging well, walking east about 1/4 mile from the intersection of Burnt Mills and Rattlesnake Bridge Rd.”

[Editor’s Note: 2014 was an exceptional year for Little Blue Herons in the mocosocoBirds region. 2015 is a complete bust as Mike’s report is the only known record for this year.

From Ivan Kossak in Lincoln Park:
“I managed to bird some Lincoln Park spots 3 times this week and found increasing amounts of migrant activity as the week progressed. Highlight for the week was two Tennessee Warblers this morning at Two Bridges. I have also seen Prairie, Magnolia, Canada, Black-throated Blue plus several each of Black-and-white, Chestnut-sided and Redstart. Hot spots have been the path into the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits and Two Bridges.”

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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