Dickcissel, Golden Eagle, Vesper Sparrows, Meadowlarks, Oct. 17, 2015

Dickcissel, Dover, NJ, Oct. 12, 2015 (photo by Chris Thomas)

Dickcissel, Dover, NJ, Oct. 12, 2015 (photo by Chris Thomas)

(Click on the photo for a larger image.)

A Dickcissel appeared in a yard on the Dover/Rockaway border this past week (Andrea Frary). Surprisingly, this is only the fourth known record of Dickcissel in Morris County. It was found on Saturday, Oct. 10 and last seen on Thursday Oct. 15.

For those eBirding this sighting, please use the hotspot labeled: stakeout Dickcissel, Dover (2015)


Golden Eagle, Chimney Rock, NJ, Oct. 16, 2015 (photo by Simon Lane)

Golden Eagle, Chimney Rock, NJ, Oct. 16, 2015 (photo by Simon Lane)

A Golden Eagle was seen at Chimney Rock, Friday Oct. 16, the second of the week at the hawk watch.


Eastern Meadowlark, Florham Park, NJ, Oct. 17, 2015 (photo by Chris "Meadowlark" Thomas)

Eastern Meadowlark, Florham Park, NJ, Oct. 17, 2015 (photo by Chris “Meadowlark” Thomas)

3 Eastern Meadowlarks were found today at Florham Park Fields by Chris Thomas. Chris also found the only other Eastern Meadowlarks in Morris County in 2015 this spring at the same location. 3 Vesper Sparrows were also present (Roger Johnson, Chris “Meadowlark” Thomas).


Another Vesper Sparrow was found this morning on the cow pasture fencing in the west field of Frelinghuysen Fields, Harding Township.

Vesper Sparrow, Harding Twp., NJ, Oct. 17, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Vesper Sparrow, Harding Twp., NJ, Oct. 17, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


A Red-headed Woodpecker was seen and photographed on Pleasant Plains Road, Great Swamp NWR, Oct. 12 ( as told to Jim Mulvey).


Somewhere in the wilds of Morris County…

Bobcat, Morris Co., NJ, Oct. 17, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Bobcat, Morris Co., NJ, Oct. 17, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Other photos of this creature may be viewed at Flickr:
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3

and the mocosocoBirds Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MocosocoBirds.


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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