Tag Archives: Morris County

Bird Migration Notes – Apr. 30, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Pity those who do not bird or study nature this time of year. April is flipping the calendar page to May and the climax of spring migration is close at hand. It … Continue reading

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Bird Migration Notes – Apr. 24, 2016

Dave Blinder captured the following image of a male Pileated Woodpecker at Bee Meadow Park, Hanover Twp. this morning. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Migration stepped up a notch this weekend with a variety of migrants coming … Continue reading

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Caspian Terns in Morris – Apr. 20, 2016

Caspians on the Rocks (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Tom Halliwell found two Caspian Terns this morning on the rocks near Water Street at Lake Musconetcong. The two terns were present this afternoon and joined by a … Continue reading

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Mid-April Bird Notes – Apr. 16, 2016

Budd Lake (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Osprey at Budd Lake may have wondered what a water skier was doing out and about at 7:00 AM on a crisp Saturday morning in April. The Ruddy Ducks … Continue reading

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Vesper Sparrow, Black-crowned Night-Herons – Apr. 10, 2016

Vesper Sparrows in Florham Park Two Vesper Sparrows were seen and photographed by Chris Thomas at Florham Park Fields this morning. At least one was still present in the afternoon where it was seen on the edge of the first gravel parking … Continue reading

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Bonaparte’s Gulls, Monday Bird Notes – Apr. 4, 2016

Monday, April 4 The above photo is of the only gull at Lake Parsippany this rainy Monday: a Bonaparte’s Gull working the north end of the lake. 2 Common Loons, the continuing 75+ Ruddy Ducks and a gang of Tree … Continue reading

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Early Birds – Mar. 31, 2016

The above photo is of one of three Great Egrets at Melanie Lane Wetlands this afternoon. 40 Green-winged Teal, 16 Northern Shovelers, 12 Gadwall, 2 American Coot and Wilson’s Snipe continue at this Hanover Twp. location. The season’s first Louisiana … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Ducks, other Bird Notes – Mar. 25, 2016

Boonton Reservoir (Click on the photo for a larger image.) If you look deep into the above picture to the left of the island, you may see a pair of Long-tailed Ducks resting on the smooth-as-glass water this morning before the … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes – Mar. 24, 2016

Troy Meadows (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Two Pine Warblers, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Fox Sparrows, a pair of Northern Shovelers, a Pied-billed Grebe, and at least 150 Rusty Blackbirds were at the Troy Meadows Road section of Troy Meadows … Continue reading

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N. Rough-winged Swallow, Bird Notes, Mar. 20, 2016

Northern Rough-winged Swallow in Great Swamp NWR (Click on the photo for a larger image.) In 2016, Tree Swallows first appeared in both Morris and Somerset Counties on March 9. Today, March 20, Jim Mulvey found the first Northern Rough-winged … Continue reading

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