This is a quick note to document the number of birds seen at Boonton Reservoir this afternoon.
24 Great Egrets were all around the island which is by far, the most recorded at this location. The previous high total was 10.
49 Great Blue Herons were on the island and on the east shore of the reservoir. Most appear to be juveniles. 51 were tallied here on July 8.
382 Double-crested Cormorants were counted and it is quite possible 50+ were inadvertently left out of the total.
2 juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons were seen on the north shore of the island.
Ring-billed Gulls are returning with approximately 70 reported today, the highest total since the middle of March.
Up to four Cliff Swallows were seen at one time. These are the nesting birds under the Route 202 bridge.
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