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Yellow Rail at Great Swamp NWR on Oct. 25, 2019

Yellow Rail Found (deceased) at Great Swamp NWR Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) is a rare visitor to New Jersey with approximately forty accepted records going back to circa 1877 (see the New Jersey Bird Records Committee’s Accepted Records list here). … 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 83rd Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The 83rd annual Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018. The day had sunny skies, temperatures above freezing, and a gentle breeze if any wind at all and … Continue reading

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Evening Grosbeaks, Vesper Sparrow, Boonton CBC – Dec. 1, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Three female Evening Grosbeaks were the featured guests today at the feeding station of New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville. When the birds arrived, Susan Garretson-Friedman spread the word via … Continue reading

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The Orange-crowned Warbler of Troy Meadows; Bob Perkins; other news – Nov. 3, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image) An Orange-crowned Warbler has been captured in beautiful photographs by Warren Van Varick on Oct. 4 and Dave Blinder on Oct. 23. Both sightings were found near the same area of Patriots … Continue reading

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Bird migration as September ends – Sep. 30, 2018

Southbound bird migration is transitioning into the season of sparrows, finches, and short distance migrants. The past two days saw favorable conditions for birds on the move. View overnight migration radar maps at Cornell’s BirdCast web site, here. A Connecticut Warbler … Continue reading

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September Birds, Autumnal Equinox – Sep. 22, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) At least six Red-headed Woodpeckers are in the snag forest of Troy Meadows. This is accessed via the relatively new green trail north of Troy Brook. A deer exclosure, still under construction, … Continue reading

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The White Red-tailed Hawk of Watnong Mountain – May. 4, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The first time this writer saw the above white raptor was approximately January 2014 on Old Dover Road, Parsippany-Troy Hills, maybe sooner. Yes, I did a double-take, stopped the car and watched … Continue reading

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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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