Long-tailed Ducks, other Bird Notes – Mar. 25, 2016

Boonton Reservoir

Boonton Reservoir looking south, NJ, Mar. 25, 2016 (iPhone photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Boonton Reservoir looking south, NJ, Mar. 25, 2016 (iPhone photo by Jonathan Klizas)

(Click on the photo for a larger image.)

If you look deep into the above picture to the left of the island, you may see a pair of Long-tailed Ducks resting on the smooth-as-glass water this morning before the rain showers appeared at Boonton Reservoir. Below is a noisy, heavily cropped identification photo of the two distant ducks.

Long-tailed Ducks, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Mar. 25, 2016 (ID photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Long-tailed Ducks, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Mar. 25, 2016 (ID photo by Jonathan Klizas)

2 Common Loons and 2 Horned Grebes in alternate plumage as well as 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 6 Green-winged Teal, 12 Ring-necked Ducks and 15 Buffleheads were also at the reservoir.

43 Great Blue Herons were counted while viewing the north side of the island, a healthy number for this heronry. 2 Great Egrets were in the center of the base of the island. 50+- Double-crested Cormorants were on nests, in the water, diving for food, flying around, loafing at the shoreline of the island, etc.


2 Redheads remain at Lake Parsippany joined by a Lesser Scaup, 266 Ruddy Ducks, Buffleheads and a small group of Common and Hooded Mergansers.


Here is a Chipping Sparrow for March, 2016 courtesy of Alan Boyd in Roxbury Twp. This is the first eBird-reported Chippie for March in Morris County.

Chipping Sparrow, Roxbury Twp., NJ, Mar. 25, 2016 (photo by Alan Boyd)

Chipping Sparrow, Roxbury Twp., NJ, Mar. 25, 2016 (photo by Alan Boyd)


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.

The mocosocoBirds Facebook page is located here and also posts timely information not found on the mocosocoBirds web site.


Finis


This entry was posted in Morris County and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Long-tailed Ducks, other Bird Notes – Mar. 25, 2016

  1. agapankow says:

    I had a chipping sparrow on my feeder in Budd Lake on March 18th , 2016. But I don’t have any pictures.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s