Bruce McWhorter found Somerset County’s first record of Townsend’s Warbler (TOWA) this morning at Duke Farms, Hillsborough Township. The TOWA continued to be seen by many observers throughout the day, although much time and patience was necessary.
The following link is a map created by Jeff Ellerbusch which gives an accurate location of where the TOWA was seen in the late morning and afternoon: Townsend’s Warbler location at Duke Farms. Be aware that the TOWA was also seen in the parking lot of the Orientation Center in the morning and at other locations in the general area.
Duke Farms is closed on Wednesdays.
An Orange-crowned Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Merlin as well as many other local species are also in the immediate area. The eBird reviewer for Somerset County asks that all Chickadees be listed as Carolina/Black-capped. Do not attempt to narrow them to exact species. This area is part of the epicenter of Chickadee identification confusion.
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