Snowy Owl and other birds – Jan. 22, 2017

Snowy Owl in Dover (Jan. 16)

Snowy Owl, Dover, NJ, Jan. 16, 2018 (photo by Allan Favino)

(Click on the photo for a larger image.)

A guy walks into a bus depot…

On Tuesday, January, 16, Allan Favino was at his job at the Lakeland Bus Terminal in Dover, NJ when he noticed a non-paying customer on top of a bus. Although not a bird watcher per se, Allan had the presence of mind to know that he was looking at a Snowy Owl and documented it with a photo. Bravo, Allan!

On Sunday, Jan. 21, this news reached Dave Blinder who forwarded the information and photos to mocosocoBirds. The bus depot is next to a Shop-Rite and a private industrial area. There are no sightings of the Snowy Owl since.

Snowy Owl, Dover, NJ, Jan. 16, 2018 (photo by Allan Favino)

Other Birds

Ross’s Geese with Canada Geese, Lyons, NJ, Jan. 13, 2018 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Two Ross’s Geese continue in the Bernards Twp./Bedminster/Far Hills area. The geese were found by Gary Celeste at the VA Hospital in Lyons on Jan. 12 and seen by many observers in the ensuing days. Recently, sightings from the US Golf Association grounds in Far Hills and the neighboring New Jersey National Golf Club are reported.

A juvenile Great Cormorant continues in the Raritan River in the vicinity of the Queen’s Bridge and I-287 overpass in South Bound Brook. A young Double-crested Cormorant is also in the area. Use caution in separating the two species for identification purposes.

Rough-legged Hawks are reported from various places including the Great Swamp NWR, Rattlesnake Bridge Rd., Bedminster and Duke Farms, Hillsborough.

View local eBird 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 website.

The mocosocoBirds Facebook page is located here and also posts timely information not found on the mocosocoBirds web site.

@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.


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