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Yellow-throated Warbler Hybrid – Apr. 22, 2018

Yellow-throated Warbler is an uncommon migrant in Morris and Somerset Counties. The past two days saw an unusual number of reports in the area. In these two counties, Yellow-throated Warbler reports totaling greater than zero is unusual. Yesterday at Lord … Continue reading

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Little Gull in Somerset County – Apr. 15, 2018

The summer tease of the previous two days left in a hurry Sunday morning, April 15. The temperature was 40 F degrees, nearly 40 degrees less than the previous afternoon. Considering the species of birds seen this day, we need more of … Continue reading

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April Migration; April Nesting – Apr. 14, 2018

April Migration (Click on the photos for a larger image.) Much to the relief of New Jerseyans, the worst of the endless winter weather appears to have left the region. The current long-range forecast does not show any temperatures below … Continue reading

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Boonton Reservoir Loonacy – Apr. 6, 2018

A Morris County record 48 Common Loons were tallied at Boonton Reservoir this afternoon. Most were in a loose group east of the peninsula towards the middle of the reservoir. All are in alternate plumage. The previous known high total … Continue reading

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Bird Migration in Earnest – Mar. 30, 2018

The doors of migration opened wide today. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Let us begin at Boonton Reservoir. 4 Red-throated Loons, approximately 30 Common Loons, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, Horned Grebe, the continuing 2 Red-necked Grebes, at least … Continue reading

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Red-throated Loon, Red-necked Grebes at Boonton Reservoir – Mar. 27, 2018

Birds on the move Bird activity is warming up after a dreary and endless winter. Joe Barbieri found a Red-throated Loon at Boonton Reservoir, March 26. It was seen by several observers today, March 27. Ray Duffy reports two Red-throated … Continue reading

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Birds After the Storms – Mar. 10, 2018

Condolences to all who have endured hardship over the past nine days as two epic storms battered the northeastern United States. Seriously, enough is enough. A few highlight birds of late winter are currently in Morris County. Alex Bernzweig relocated … Continue reading

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Eurasian Wigeon, Tundra Swans – Feb. 25, 2018

Eurasian Wigeon at Silas Condict County Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Silas Condict County Park in Kinnelon is not known as a birding destination spot. This is no fault of its own, but there are so … Continue reading

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Tundra Swan Fallout – Feb. 24, 2018

You need a magnifier to see the Tundra Swans near the south shore of the island at Boonton Reservoir in the above photo. The group of swans extends both left and right out of the range of the image. More … Continue reading

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Greater White-fronted Goose, Eurasian Wigeon in Morris – Feb. 4, 2018

Thousands of Canada Geese and a small number of ducks are using Clyde Potts Reservoir in Mendham Twp. this winter. It is one of the few bodies of water in the area that has a sizable section of ice-free water. … Continue reading

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