Snowy Owl in Dover (Jan. 16)
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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.
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.
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