Tag Archives: shorebirds

Ruddy Duck, other field notes, Aug. 31, 2013

Mt. Hope Lake, Rockaway Twp. A Ruddy Duck was on Mt. Hope Lake in Rockaway Twp. this morning. This is the first August record of this species for either Morris or Somerset counties in the eBird database. In fact, outside … Continue reading

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Early Birds, Aug. 28, 2013

Lincoln Park Gravel Pits A juvenile Yellow-rumped Warbler (YRWA) appeared at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits this morning. It was flitting among small Black Willows near the water’s edge, chipping frequently, eventually flying away with its yellow-rump showing (Roger Johnson, … Continue reading

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Forster’s Tern and Shorebirds at the Pits, Aug. 26, 2013

This space has mentioned many times how Morris County lacks shorebird habitat. It is an annual game of catch-as-catch-can. In the spring of 2012, Melanie Lane Wetlands was a good provider. Post Hurricane Irene in 2011 showcased McCarter Park, a.k.a. … Continue reading

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Shorebirds in Somerset County, July 23, 2013

mocosocoBirds posts will be sporadic over the next two weeks. This post catches up on reports from the last few days. The following photo is of a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron in Hillsborough Twp., July 23, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch). … Continue reading

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Shorebirds and Cormorants, July 18, 2013

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Little by little, the summer shorebird migration is entering the mocosocoBirds region. The first two Lesser Yellowlegs of the summer in Morris and Somerset Counties were seen this afternoon at Melanie Lane … Continue reading

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Shorebirds, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Lapland Longspur in Somerset Co., Feb. 11, 2013

(Click on the photo for a larger image) Kudos to Jeff Ellerbusch for finding a very well-hidden Wilson’s Snipe on Opie Road in Branchburg Township this afternoon. With the thick fog and poor visibility, I could easily have passed it … Continue reading

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Long-billed Dowitcher continues in Morris Co., Nov. 12, 2012

As of early afternoon today, Mike Wolfe reports that the Long-billed Dowitcher (LBDO) remains at Kitchell Lake, Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morris and Harding Townships. The LBDO was found by Tom Smith on Nov. 10 and was seen yesterday, Nov. … Continue reading

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