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The 83rd Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The 83rd annual Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018. The day had sunny skies, temperatures above freezing, and a gentle breeze if any wind at all and … Continue reading

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The Enhancement of Land, Water, and Wildlife Habitat At Troy Meadows

The Enhancement of Land, Water, and Wildlife Habitat At Troy Meadows  By:  Len Sunchild, November 1, 2014 Troy Meadows is a US National Natural Landmark located in the central Passaic basin, in northern New Jersey. It is owned by a private, … Continue reading

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Purple Finches; Troy Meadows, Oct. 26, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image) You are correct if you think more Purple Finches are in the northeast this October than at this time last year. The following screenshot of an eBird data map shows the distribution of … Continue reading

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Migrants+, American Pipits, Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, Sep. 27, 2014

The radar of the eastern United States was lit up with migration activity last night and before dawn this morning. Here are various reports from the mocosocoBirds area. Glenhurst Meadows had Turkey and Black Vultures; 7 raptor species; Killdeer, Solitary … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bird Notes, Sep. 17, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Today’s morning songbird flight at Chimney Rock includes the following: Philadelphia Vireo, Swainson’s Thrush, 3 Black-and-white Warblers, Tennessee Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, 5 American Redstarts, 5 Northern Parulas, 3 Magnolia Warblers, 2 Blackburnian Warblers, … Continue reading

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Sparrows, Oct. 19, 2013

Lincoln’s Sparrow, Troy Meadows, Oct. 19, 2013 (photo by Chris Thomas). The busy image on this morning’s pre-dawn radar held a promise of morning activity. Reality showed that sparrows were definitely on the move. Sparrows littered Troy Meadows and probably … Continue reading

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Night-Herons, July 1, 2013

It has been stated in this space before that Black-crowned Night-Herons (BCNH) are not easy to find in Morris and Somerset Counties. That changes with July upon us. Not that they are abundant, only that you may be more likely … Continue reading

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The Hardy Birds of Troy Meadows, Feb. 10, 2013

(Click on the photo for a larger image) A combination of sub-freezing temperatures the past few weeks and a 10-12 inch snowstorm this past Friday have left only birds resourceful enough to survive. A walk at Troy Meadows today (snow … Continue reading

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Sparrows and a pet duck at Troy Meadows, Oct. 20, 2012

Is anyone missing a Mandarin Duck? A drake was found this morning in Troy Brook accessed from the Troy Meadows Road entrance to Troy Meadows in Parsippany. The escapee flushed before a photo was taken. Sparrows are plentiful in Troy … Continue reading

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