Morris County’s second Connecticut Warbler of 2016 was found today by Ivan Kossak in the woods at Two Bridges, Lincoln Park. Ivan added five species to the Lincoln Park town totals that he is keeping track of on the The Great Lincoln Park Bird Count Facebook page. The link for that page is here. So far, the town total stands at 149.
The south end of Troy Meadows accessed by South Beverwyck Rd. on the Patriots Path trail system, and whatever bushwhacking the observer wishes to endure, is an excellent autumn location for sparrows and other seasonal species. Nothing extraordinary was seen this morning but pairs of Lincoln and immature White-crowned Sparrows are a welcome sight. Otherwise, the area inundated with Song, Swamp, Field, Savannah and White-throated Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, etc.
Vesper Sparrows will appear in the next week or two. According to this writer’s records, the average date for Vesper Sparrows at Troy Meadows are the third and fourth weeks of October.
Scorched Birds in the Meadowlands
(Thanks to Chris Takacs for sending the above photo).
Out of county, but an important story nonetheless, read the “Unseen threat to birds” article in the Bergen Record eViewer, here. You may need to search for the article as a specific link for it is not given.
A dedicated group of birders and the Bergen Audubon Society have brought public attention to the burning of bird feathers due to an invisible flame used to burn off methane at the Kingsland Landfill in the Meadowlands. The story is on CBS News, the Herald News and will be in the Star Ledger tomorrow. Facebook has numerous accounts of this story on various group pages. Thanks to all who helped publicize this issue. Yes, you can make a difference.
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