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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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Birds of March – Mar. 26, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image) Much is not expected from February. Winter continues. Snow, ice and freezing temperatures are likely. In this writer’s life-long New Jersey experience, February often offers a climate tease of what will come during … Continue reading

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Barn Swallow at the Great Swamp NWR – Mar. 5, 2017

The following frigid temperature greeted north New Jersey this morning: This was after a gusty, blustery, brutally cold Saturday with the temperature never getting above the freezing mark and feeling much colder. Despite the cold, and besides getting a photograph … Continue reading

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February Birds Wrap-up – Feb. 28, 2017

The vanguard of Double-crested Cormorants has returned to the island at Boonton Reservoir. 12 were seen on the north side this afternoon. This is approximately 7-14 days earlier at this location than the trend of recent years. Great Blue Herons … Continue reading

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Ducks and Gulls at Lake Hopatcong – Feb. 12, 2017

A Eurasian Wigeon drake at the Lake Forest section of Lake Hopatcong has attracted more birders than the usual two or three enthusiasts that frequent New Jersey’s largest freshwater lake. This is a positive development as the lake deserves closer … Continue reading

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Winter Birds – Feb. 2, 2017

It seems like ages ago that a Pink-footed Goose, a Rock Wren and a Mew Gull were dominating the local birding news. By February, the focus has turned to more typical winter birds. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) … Continue reading

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