Author Archives: Jonathan Klizas

Black-headed Grosbeak Photos – Apr. 21, 2019

The Black-headed Grosbeak of Morris Township continues for the third day. Since the bird was found by Andy Boulcott on April 19, at least 80 single checklists have been submitted to eBird using the eBird hotspot created for this event: … Continue reading

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Black-headed Grosbeak, current range map – Apr. 20, 2019

Many observers from near and far are enjoying Morris Township’s Black-headed Grosbeak today. Once again, our deepest thanks to Andy Boulcott and his family for their generosity and graciousness in accommodating all those wishing to view their star yardbird. Remember, … Continue reading

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Black-headed Grosbeak in Morris Twp. – April 20, 2019

Out all day Friday, April 19, this writer returned home sometime in the afternoon with text messages from friends referring to an alleged Black-headed Grosbeak submitted to eBird that day from a private home in Morris County. Reading the checklist, … Continue reading

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Anhinga over Great Swamp NWR (April 13 only); the passing of Pete Bacinski – Apr. 14, 2019

There is magic at the Great Swamp Wildlife Observation Center on Long Hill Road, Harding Township. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Adrian Smith scanned the skies and found a high, distant shape that could be nothing else but an Anhinga. … Continue reading

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Ross’s Goose in Morris County – Feb. 18-19, 2019

Alan Boyd found a Ross’s Goose Monday, February 18 in a roadside pond near the Valley Brook Country Day School, East Valley Brook Road in Long Valley (Washington Twp.), Morris County. A number of other observers were able to see … Continue reading

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The 83rd Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The 83rd annual Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018. The day had sunny skies, temperatures above freezing, and a gentle breeze if any wind at all and … Continue reading

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The White Red-tailed Hawk of Watnong Mtn.; Woody Guthrie and Greystone – Dec. 9, 2018

(Click on the photos for either larger images or links to other websites.) Watnong Mountain’s White (leucistic) Red-tailed Hawk is back for another winter, roosting along Old Dover Road in Parsippany-Troy Hills, just around the corner from Greystone Park Psychiatric … Continue reading

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Evening Grosbeaks, Vesper Sparrow, Boonton CBC – Dec. 1, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Three female Evening Grosbeaks were the featured guests today at the feeding station of New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville. When the birds arrived, Susan Garretson-Friedman spread the word via … Continue reading

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The Orange-crowned Warbler of Troy Meadows; Bob Perkins; other news – Nov. 3, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image) An Orange-crowned Warbler has been captured in beautiful photographs by Warren Van Varick on Oct. 4 and Dave Blinder on Oct. 23. Both sightings were found near the same area of Patriots … Continue reading

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Bird migration as September ends – Sep. 30, 2018

Southbound bird migration is transitioning into the season of sparrows, finches, and short distance migrants. The past two days saw favorable conditions for birds on the move. View overnight migration radar maps at Cornell’s BirdCast web site, here. A Connecticut Warbler … Continue reading

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