Category Archives: Morris County

Mid-January Birds – Jan. 13, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) This is a mid-month wrap up for Morris and Somerset Counties. Thanks to Chuck Hantis for the wonderful Sandhill Crane photos from yesterday, January 12. Yes, the Sandhill Cranes continue in Franklin … Continue reading

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Mew Gull in Somerset Co. – Jan. 3, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) When you’re hot, you’re hot. Somerset County is sizzling right now with Rock Wren, Pink-footed Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Sandhill Cranes and today: a Mew Gull, Larus canus. Jeff Ellerbusch observed the … Continue reading

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Geese, Cranes and a Wren – Jan. 1, 2017

Same birds; different year. (Click on the photos for a larger image.) New Year’s Day excitement took hold over birders today, especially with prime target species so close in proximity in Somerset County. Early in the morning, a Greater White-fronted Goose … Continue reading

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The 81st Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2016

The 81st Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC going forward) was conducted on Monday, December 26, 2016. Mostly cloudy skies gave way to a light drizzle by the early afternoon. Temperatures ranged from 28 F degrees at dawn to 34 F degrees … Continue reading

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Rock Wren continues in Somerset Co. – Dec. 27, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Rock Wren found Dec. 25 by Cliff Miller continues, today Dec. 27, at an active construction site in Franklin Township. This is right around the corner from the most typical Sandhill … Continue reading

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Townsend’s Warbler continues at Duke Farms – Dec. 13, 2016

Jeff Ellerbusch reports the Townsend’s Warbler continues today, Dec. 13, in the same location as yesterday at Duke Farms. See the following link for details: Townsend’s Warbler at Duke Farms

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Townsend’s Warbler in Somerset County – Dec. 12, 2016

Bruce McWhorter found Somerset County’s first record of Townsend’s Warbler (TOWA) this morning at Duke Farms, Hillsborough Township. The TOWA continued to be seen by many observers throughout the day, although much time and patience was necessary. The following link … Continue reading

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Tundra Swans, Red-necked Grebe – Dec. 10, 2016

Tundra Swans and Red-necked Grebe at Lake Hopatcong Tundra Swans have returned to Lake Hopatcong. Local bird observers have come to know this as an annual wintering location for this species. The swans may be found in varying numbers during the … Continue reading

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Surf Scoter in Morris; Christmas Bird Count Dates – Dec. 6, 2016

Alan Boyd found a female Surf Scoter Monday, December 5 at Kenvil Lake. The scoter continues as of dusk, Tuesday, December 6 and has been seen by a handful of observers. An earlier post about this peculiar location is here. Reports … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes and other birds – Nov. 24, 2016

Sandhill Cranes in Franklin Township The anticipation begins in early November as birders and naturalists of many disciplines await the annual appearance of the Sandhill Cranes in Franklin Township. There is no guarantee that the cranes will be in view … Continue reading

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