Caspian Terns in Morris – Apr. 20, 2016

Caspians on the Rocks

Caspian Terns, Lk. Musconetcong, NJ, Apr. 20, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Caspian Terns, Lk. Musconetcong, NJ, Apr. 20, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

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Tom Halliwell found two Caspian Terns this morning on the rocks near Water Street at Lake Musconetcong. The two terns were present this afternoon and joined by a third Caspian Tern on the rocks by Koclas Drive. The Ring-billed Gulls are gracious hosts on the Musconetcong rocks.

Single Caspian Terns were sighted at the same location on April 11 and 21 of 2015.

Caspian Tern, Lk. Musconetcong, NJ, Apr. 20, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Caspian Tern, Lk. Musconetcong, NJ, Apr. 20, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


2 Bonaparte’s Gulls and one Common Loon continue at Lake Hopatcong despite motor boats, speed boats, kayaks, jet skis and several sculling crews invading their water space. At one point in time, the Bonaparte’s Gulls were practically submerged by a speed boat but didn’t even move.


Bird migration activity is building and the number of birders submitting checklists to eBird is growing. To get a more complete picture of what people are reporting, view local 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.


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