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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.
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.
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