Category Archives: Somerset County

eBird tidying up and a request – Sept. 26, 2019

This is a quick post to report that a pair of Troy Meadows eBird hotspots are merged into one: Troy Meadows Natural Area–So. Beverwyck Rd. and Troy Meadows Natural Area–Patriots Path. Both former hotspots are the same habitat and in … Continue reading

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Winter Finch Forecast for 2019-20 – Sept. 14, 2019

Ron Pittaway’s annual winter finch forecast is published. Bumper crops of spruce cone, Mountain-ash, etc. foretell the probable absence of winter finches in New Jersey this coming fall and winter seasons. Read the report at Ron Pittaway’s Winter Finch Forecast … Continue reading

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White Ibis in Somerset County; Herons and Egrets – July 17, 2019

Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve in Franklin Twp. continues to attract locally rare bird species. A juvenile White Ibis was found yesterday, July 16, by Christopher Daly and observed by many others late in the day. The White Ibis continues today, July … Continue reading

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Morris Co. Breeders in 2019: Kentucky Warbler and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – July 7, 2019

Confirmed: Kentucky Warblers nesting at Lewis Morris Park, Morris County (Clicking on the image brings you to the Macaulay Library listing of the photo.) On May 16, 2018, a Kentucky Warbler was found at Lewis Morris County Park. It was … Continue reading

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Mourning and Kentucky Warblers – May 30, 2019

(Thanks to Warren Van Varick for the use of his photo. Clicking on the photo brings you to his Flickr photo where you can browse his other Mourning Warbler images.) Seeing or hearing one Mourning Warbler in spring migration is … Continue reading

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The Raptor Trust Benefit – May 19, 2019

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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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