Tag Archives: Morris County

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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Snowy Owl and other birds – Jan. 22, 2017

Snowy Owl in Dover (Jan. 16) (Click on the photo for a larger image.) A guy walks into a bus depot… On Tuesday, January, 16, Allan Favino was at his job at the Lakeland Bus Terminal in Dover, NJ when … Continue reading

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Birds of the New Year – Jan. 7, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Arctic conditions have frozen most of the water in Morris County. Somerset County does not have many bodies of water to freeze although the Raritan River is open enough to host thousands … Continue reading

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The 82nd Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2017

The 82nd annual Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Saturday, December 23, 2017. How can one describe the conditions in the field on that day: miserable, gloomy, wretched, dreadful, soggy, yucky. One can go on and on. A few decades-long veterans … Continue reading

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December Birds, Christmas Bird Count Info – Dec. 14, 2017

The past few days have reports of flyover Canada Geese and Snow Geese in the Morris and Somerset County areas. The following dark-morph (“Blue”) Snow Goose was photographed today by Chuck Hantis at Loantaka Brook Reservation. (Click on the photo for … Continue reading

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2017 New Jersey Bald Eagle Report – Dec. 2017

Further down on this page is a link to the 2017 New Jersey Bald Eagle Project Report, released on December 4. Larissa Smith, Biologist and Volunteer Manager of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ and Kathleen E. Clark prepared the report. … Continue reading

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November Birds; Christmas Bird Counts – Nov. 26, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) A Northern Shrike continues at the Great Swamp NWR where it is present since October 24. The Shrike is seen most often at the overlook on Pleasant Plains Road but is also … Continue reading

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Northern Shrike continues at Great Swamp NWR – Nov. 12, 2017

Here is an update to the earlier post from today. Chuck Hantis reports the Northern Shrike continues this afternoon at the overlook on Pleasant Plains Rd., Great Swamp NWR. The refuge was closed for hunting the previous four days. This is … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes, Waterfowl, etc. – Nov. 12, 2017

Sandhill Cranes For what is at least the eleventh year in a row, Sandhill Cranes have returned to Somerset County. Terry Carruthers saw between 8 and 10 cranes on November 9 while traveling on I-287. The cranes were in a … Continue reading

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Surf Scoter, Eurasian Wigeon, Red-throated Loon, Northern Shrike – Nov. 5, 2017

An adult male Surf Scoter at Lake Parsippany capped a productive five-day period of local rarities in Morris County. The Scoter was viewed throughout the day, resting with its head tucked in. Occasionally, it would lift its head showing off … Continue reading

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