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