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Gull-billed Tern, Common Gallinule – June 16, 2017

Gull-billed Tern at Great Swamp NWR One of the most extraordinary bird sightings of recent memory in Morris County occurred this morning as a group of birders watched and documented a Gull-billed Tern at the Great Swamp NWR. The Gull-billed Tern … Continue reading

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Clay-colored Sparrow in Somerset Co. – June 5, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Susan Treesh found a Clay-colored Sparrow on Sunday, June 4 near the blue trail in the fields of Six Mile Run, Franklin Twp. The sparrow continues today in the same area. Ray … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler, Gulls, Lesser Nighthawk – May 31, 2017

Prothonotary Warbler at Lord Stirling Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Prothonotary Warbler (PROW) at Lord Stirling Park is usually seen carrying nesting material on visits to the nest box. This is viewed from the enclosed … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler, Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park – May 29, 2017

Prothonotary Warbler at Lord Stirling Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Lesser Nighthawk of Lord Stirling Park is the object of attention in the area since May 26. However, it is not the only avian attraction … Continue reading

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Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park Update – May 27, 2017

By now many readers may have learned of yesterday’s (May 26) exciting find of a Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park in Bernards Township. That post is here. Jeff Ellerbusch of Warren Township received a message from The Raptor Trust earlier … Continue reading

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Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park, Somerset County – May 26, 2017

Ben Barkley made a stunning find today along the main path near the Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park in Bernards Township. What was first thought to be a possibly injured Common Nighthawk turned into a resting Lesser Nighthawk … Continue reading

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Bird Migration Radar – May 17, 2017

Nothing to say, really. This simply means birds! This may be the most intense migration of the season. Here is a larger sampling. View local eBird checklists in the mocosocoBirds region via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links: Morris County … Continue reading

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May Birds: Migrants and Gulls – May 13, 2017

May Birds at Troy Meadows (Click on the photo for a larger image) It is an absolute pleasure to witness the continued, growing interest in the bird life of Troy Meadows in Morris County. Neglected for years except for devoted … Continue reading

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck at Great Swamp NWR – May 5, 2017

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck at Great Swamp NWR (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Birders know that rainy days often bring more than precipitation. Chuck Hantis, a frequent observer at the Great Swamp NWR and an excellent photographer, was driving towards … Continue reading

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Birds of April Wrap-up – Apr. 30 2017

Little Blue Heron at Great Swamp NWR (Click on the photo for a larger image). Little Blue Herons are a mostly annual visitor to Morris County but often with only one or two reports. 2014 was the once-in-a-life exception as … Continue reading

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