Chuck Hantis found a Cattle Egret today near the pond on Chapin Road in Pine Brook. This is the first Cattle Egret sighting in Morris County since 2012. The Cattle Egret moved from tree to tree eventually settling on a grassy area to feed. Thanks to Chuck for the beautiful photos. His Flickr site can be viewed here.
Kentucky Warbler at Troy Meadows
Elsewhere, a Kentucky Warbler was found by Roger Johnson at Troy Meadows earlier during a soggy and foggy morning. This species is being found annually in Morris County in recent years.
Evening Grosbeak at Lord Stirling
Later in the day a female Evening Grosbeak visited the Fisherman’s Lot at Lord Stirling Park.
View local eBird checklists in the mocosocoBirds region via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links: here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the mocosocoBirds.com 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 as they occur. The latest tweets appear on the sidebar of this page. One can follow mocosocoBirds at Twitter or link to @mocosocoBirds.
The New Jersey Bird Records Committee web site is here and contains the list of accepted records, the list of review species, and annual reports.
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Birds of the World online encyclopedia is here.