Tag Archives: migration

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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Gulls on Opie Road, Hillsborough Twp. – Apr.25, 2017

117 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on Opie Road Breaking news: The wet weather has dropped hundreds of gulls on Opie Road. Jeff Ellerbusch reports 1 Laughing Gull, 1 Iceland Gull, 117(!) Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 14 Herring Gulls and 500 Ring-billed Gulls. … Continue reading

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Shorebirds at Troy Meadows – Apr. 23, 2017

(Click on the photo to view a larger image) Morris County is bereft of shorebird habitat, as anyone familiar with the area knows. Suitable sites change season by season, year by year, so when one finds more that two species … Continue reading

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Red-necked Grebes; April birds – Apr. 22, 2017

Two Red-necked Grebes at Boonton Reservoir The first Red-necked Grebes in Morris County in 2017 and the only ones at Boonton Reservoir since April 2015 appeared on a rainy Saturday, this morning. The grebes were at the north end of … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Swan, Rails, and Bitterns – Apr. 12, 2017

Trumpeter Swan at Lake Parsippany Morris County’s first accepted record for Trumpeter Swan was in June of 2016 (i.e. considered to be of genuine wild origin). See the link here. On Sunday, April 9, Californian Ben Newhouse photographed a dark-billed swan … Continue reading

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Birds of Early Spring – April 3, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Catherine Longi had a feeder bird to remember on March 31 as an adult male Yellow-headed Blackbird visited her yard in Hillsborough for one day. There are scant reports of this species … Continue reading

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Troy Meadows Presentation at Great Swamp NWR on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Come to the presentation about Troy Meadows on Sunday, April 9. It will take place at the Fenske Visitors Center located on Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp at 1:30 PM. Troy Meadows has a rich history. Located in Morris … Continue reading

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