Category Archives: Morris County

Birds of Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – May 22, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The above photo is of one of the most confiding Scarlet Tanagers this observer can remember seeing. This male was asking to be photographed, oblivious to nine Homo sapiens nearby at the … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler at Lincoln Park – May 21, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) On the morning of Tuesday, May 24, Roger Johnson hit the jackpot at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits (“the Pits”) tallying more than 80 species. Included in this total was a singing Mourning Warbler … Continue reading

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Mourning Warbler, Shorebirds in Morris – May 17, 2016

The Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, an historic Morris birding location from the 1960s through the early 1980s, proved to be a local hotspot today. 80+ species were tallied in the morning by Roger Johnson. The highlights are 18 warbler species … Continue reading

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Weekend Bird Migration – May 15, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) During the past two days, migrant songbirds were as plentiful as can be in the 21st century throughout the state of New Jersey. At least for the present, the phenomena of mid-May … Continue reading

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Raptor Trust Benefit: May 22, 2016

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Bobolinks, Whip-poor-wills and a Birder Passes – May 9, 2016

Bobolinks (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Bobolinks have arrived in their typical locations. Somerset County has a goodly amount of  Bobolink habitat with Duke Farms being the main player. Morris County, on the other hand, is light on … Continue reading

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Bird Migration Fallout – May 8, 2016

Waterloo Valley Road (Click on the photo for a larger image.) “Rain” was not the only four-letter word uttered this morning at approximately 6:30 AM when the latest barrage of precipitation pelted Morris County.  Those expecting to greet a new influx … Continue reading

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Rain, more rain and Bird Migration – May 7, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) This week’s weather, consisting mostly of a damp, chilly, easterly-northeasterly air flow, has slowed the migratory push that observers crave this time of year. Nonetheless, birds are everywhere at this time. 41 Common Loons … Continue reading

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Bird Migration Notes – Apr. 30, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Pity those who do not bird or study nature this time of year. April is flipping the calendar page to May and the climax of spring migration is close at hand. It … Continue reading

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Bird Migration Notes – Apr. 24, 2016

Dave Blinder captured the following image of a male Pileated Woodpecker at Bee Meadow Park, Hanover Twp. this morning. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Migration stepped up a notch this weekend with a variety of migrants coming … Continue reading

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