Tag Archives: Warblers

Saturday Bird Notes, May 17, 2014

Waterloo Valley Road (Click on the photo for a larger image.) One of the best kept secrets in western Morris County is the area along Waterloo Valley Road in Mt. Olive Township. It is a secret that will most likely … Continue reading

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Alder and Willow Flycatchers, Field Notes, May 13, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Alder Flycatcher is a new arrival at Glenhurst Meadows. Other observations are 13 flyover Common Loons, 23 Solitary Sandpipers (a contining high number) and 16 warbler species (Jeff Ellerbusch). The Yellow-throated Warbler of … Continue reading

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Warblers, Cuckoos, Pewees, Big Day, etc., May 11, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) What a difference a day makes: Sandhill Crane, White-eyed Vireo, Tennessee Warbler, Eastern Wood-Pewee (widely reported), Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoo. None of these were found on yesterday’s Big Day romp … Continue reading

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Warblers everywhere, May 9, 2014

Reports from the region (and beyond) form a consensus that today was an exceptionally good day to go out and look for migrating birds. Despite morning fog and limited visibilty, it is safe to say that most, if not all, … Continue reading

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Black Tern at Budd Lake, other field notes, May 8, 2014

A Black Tern was found on Budd Lake this afternoon by Simon Lane. It stayed throughout the rest of the day for others to see. This a rare visitor to Morris County with only 5 previous known records which are listed … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated, Kentucky and Cerulean Warblers, Summer Tanager, Common Nighthawk, May 7, 2014

The third Yellow-throated Warbler in Morris County this season was found at Hedden Park, Randolph Township this afternoon by Julie Buechner. Somerset County has also had three reports of Yellow-throated Warblers in 2014. Also at Hedden Park were 2 Solitary and … Continue reading

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Birding Field Notes, May 5, 2014

3 basic plumaged Bonaparte’s Gulls continue at Budd Lake (Alan Boyd). 2014’s first Wilson’s Warbler in the mocosocoBirds region was at the Wildlife Observation center of the Great Swamp NWR (Jim Mulvey). Sourlands Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough Twp. had 4 … Continue reading

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Caspian Tern; Field Notes, May, 4, 2014

A Caspian Tern was a south-bound flyover at the parking lot at Chimney Rock this morning (Jeff Ellerbusch). This is the first known record of this species for Somerset County. 14 species of warblers were also recorded at Chimney Rock … Continue reading

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Summer Tanager, Yellow-throated Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Birds!, May 2, 2014

After experiencing the seemingly never-ending winter that recently passed, today reaffirmed how great nature can be and how lucky we are who study, appreciate and revere it. The editor apologizes for not listing more but it is the month of … Continue reading

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Bitterns, Herons, Egrets, April 29, 2014

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Jim Mulvey found the above American Bittern in the Great Swamp NWR today. 2 were seen last night from the Overlook on Pleasant Plains Road (Simon Lane). The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron found this … Continue reading

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