Surf Scoters, Eastern Meadowlarks, Vesper Sparrows – Oct. 27, 2015

Surf Scoters at Budd Lake

4 Surf Scoters were found at Budd Lake this afternoon (Alan Boyd). They were scope-views located in the middle of the lake. These are the only Surf Scoters reported in Morris in 2015.

Surf Scoters, Budd Lake, NJ, Oct. 27, 2015 (photo by Alan Boyd)

Surf Scoters, Budd Lake, NJ, Oct. 27, 2015 (photo by Alan Boyd)

Alan also reports the continuing Great Cormorant at Lake Parsippany.

Great Cormorant, Lake Parsippany, NJ, Oct. 27, 2015 (photo by Alan Boyd)

Great Cormorant, Lake Parsippany, NJ, Oct. 27, 2015 (photo by Alan Boyd)


Eastern Meadowlarks in Harding Twp.

Eastern Meadowlark, Harding Twp., NJ, Oct. 27, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Eastern Meadowlark, Harding Twp., NJ, Oct. 27, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

A pair of Eastern Meadowlarks were in the east field of Frelinghuysen Fields on James Street in Harding Twp. this afternoon. This species is increasingly difficult to find in Morris County making any sighting noteworthy.

Eastern Meadowlark, Harding Twp., NJ, Oct. 27, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Eastern Meadowlark, Harding Twp., NJ, Oct. 27, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Vesper Sparrows at Duke Farms

7 Vesper Sparrows were found behind the community garden at Duke Farms this morning (Jeff Ellerbusch). Other highlights include Lincoln’s, White-crowned and numerous Savannah Sparrows, American Pipits and Eastern Meadowlarks (which are not as difficult to find in Somerset County as they are in Morris).


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One Response to Surf Scoters, Eastern Meadowlarks, Vesper Sparrows – Oct. 27, 2015

  1. Oops! The Meadowlarks were in the east field of Frelinghuysen Fields, not the west as originally stated.

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