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Common Gallinules, Little Blue Heron – July 15, 2016

Common Gallinules of Deerhaven Lake Click on the heavily cropped photo for a larger image. If you look closely, you will see a Common Gallinule adult feeding with its offspring, the Gallinulet. Another adult is hidden behind the tuft of … Continue reading

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Red-headed Woodpeckers – July 6, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Morris and Somerset Counties are the regional hotspot for Red-headed Woodpeckers (RHWO) this summer of 2016. This cyclical species is more apparent in the Morris and Somerset area this summer than in … Continue reading

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Pine Siskin and Red-breasted Nuthatches – June 30, 2016

Pine Siskin at Troy Meadows (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The subject of this post is appropriate for January 30 – but June 30? Six months later? Dave Hall led a New Jersey Audubon field trip today at … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated Warbler, other bird notes – June 22, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) In 2014, a Yellow-throated Warbler spent much of the spring in the mature White Pines and oaks, north of the parking lot at the van der Goot Rose Garden section of Colonial … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes and a Geography Lesson – June 12, 2016

Beaver Brook Trail – South Yesterday, June 11, Tim Vogel and this writer hiked the southern half of the Beaver Brook Trail in the Rockaway River WMA. This is arguably one of the most grueling trails in Morris County. Starting … Continue reading

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Bird Notes – June 5, 2016

Bobolinks of Harding Township (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Bobolinks are in the fields on both sides of James Street at Frelinghuysen Fields in Harding Township. If you go, stay on the mowed bridle paths – unless you … Continue reading

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Birds of Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – May 22, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The above photo is of one of the most confiding Scarlet Tanagers this observer can remember seeing. This male was asking to be photographed, oblivious to nine Homo sapiens nearby at the … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler at Lincoln Park – May 21, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) On the morning of Tuesday, May 24, Roger Johnson hit the jackpot at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits (“the Pits”) tallying more than 80 species. Included in this total was a singing Mourning Warbler … Continue reading

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Mourning Warbler, Shorebirds in Morris – May 17, 2016

The Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, an historic Morris birding location from the 1960s through the early 1980s, proved to be a local hotspot today. 80+ species were tallied in the morning by Roger Johnson. The highlights are 18 warbler species … Continue reading

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Weekend Bird Migration – May 15, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) During the past two days, migrant songbirds were as plentiful as can be in the 21st century throughout the state of New Jersey. At least for the present, the phenomena of mid-May … Continue reading

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