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Black Tern at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits – Sept. 11, 2016

Black Tern at Lincoln Park Roger Johnson found a Black Tern this morning at the main lake of the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits continuing a week of Morris County rarities from the Charadriiformes order (Stilt Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper and now a Black Tern). … Continue reading

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Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Common Gallinule, Yellow-breasted Chat – Sept. 10, 2016

Buff-breasted Sandpipers in Montgomery Twp. Alan Boyd and Kevin Cronin traveled to the southern part of the mocosocoBirds region today visiting Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Twp.  The highlight is 5 Buff-breasted Sandpipers found there today. That equals the high-count … Continue reading

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Sandpipers in Morris County – Sept. 9, 2016

White-rumped Sandpiper in Florham Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Chris Thomas found and photographed a White-rumped Sandpiper this morning in a puddle near the back pond of Florham Park Fields. It was associating with Killdeer. All the … Continue reading

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August Birds Wrap-up – Aug. 30, 2016

Whether the recent mild incursion of Red-breasted Nuthatches in the New Jersey region is a blip on the migration screen or a trend for the autumn and winter waits to be seen. This species is nearly absent from the area … Continue reading

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Birds on the Water Chestnut Mat – Aug 15, 2016

(Click on the photo for a larger image) The invasive Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) is discussed in an earlier mocosocoBirds post worth reading, here. The situation has not changed at the bodies of water mentioned in that article from 2015. This pernicious plant … Continue reading

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Summer Birds in Morris and Somerset – Aug. 8, 2016

American Coot, Pied-billed Grebes, Common Gallinule (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Five pioneer birders blazed a route to the eastern shore of Deerhaven Lake this morning in search of the marsh birds of this section of the … Continue reading

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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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