Birds of Late October – October 29, 2016

Purple Finch Rant.

Purple Finches, Troy Meadows, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Purple Finches, Troy Meadows, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

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A few waves of migration during the past week deposited lots of White-throated Sparrows, Purple Finches, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, Dark-eyed Juncos, Yellow-rumped Warblers, etc. into the Morris and Somerset County area.

Lincoln’s and White-crowned Sparrows continue at the southern section of Troy Meadows along with numerous White-throated, Savannah, Song, Field and Swamp Sparrows as well as Dark-eyed Juncos and Fox Sparrows. The Clay-colored Sparrow of Oct. 26 was not relocated on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Red-headed Woodpeckers are in the area of Troy Meadows Road and probably elsewhere.

Purple Finch, Troy Meadows, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Purple Finch, Troy Meadows, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


American Pipit, Florham Park, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

American Pipit, Florham Park, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Approximately 20 American Pipits continue at Florham Park Fields where they have been since at least October 15.

Savannah Sparrow, Florham Park, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Savannah Sparrow, Florham Park, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Great Cormorant, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Alan Boyd)

Great Cormorant, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, Oct. 29, 2016 (photo by Alan Boyd)

The Great Cormorant of Lake Musconetcong is seen daily since its initial finding on Oct. 25. Nearby Budd Lake and Lake Hopatcong await the arrival of waterfowl.


An Orange-crowned Warbler was found at Esox Meadow, Lord Stirling Park on Oct. 28 (Ben Barkley). This is practically the same location an Orange-crowned Warbler was photographed on Oct. 21.

A Red-headed Woodpecker was at Lord Stirling Park today, heard from the East Observation Tower meaning it was probably in the Great Swamp NWR (Chris Thomas).



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Finis


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