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12/31 Debbi Bifulco saw a Red-tailed Hawk being dive-bombed by crows at KVSP. In her Andover yard, she had an American Tree Sparrow, Downy Woodpeckers, and Tufted Titmice.
12/31 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had 15 Wild Turkeys in a cornfield across from her house. Four Yellow-rumped Warblers, an unidentified accipiter, and many European Starlings were in her yard.
12/29 Andover: In her yard, Debbi Bifulco had 20-30 American Goldfinches, 20 House Finches, 1 Pine Siskin, many Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, Black-capped Chickadees, 1 Purple Finch, 3 Brown-headed \Ccowbirds, and a Cooper’s Hawk. Two Red-tailed Hawks were tangling with a crow, and a Blue Jay was seen feeding another one.
12/28 Donna & Don Traylor had a pair of Wood Ducks in the stream behind their house in Frankford.
12/23 Barb Sendelbach has had American Robins, Cedar Waxwings, and Purple Finches in her Lafayette yard.
12/20 Scott Rando had a skein of at least 150 Canada Geese flying over his house in Shohola, PA.
12/19 Marianne Ofenloch had 2 drake Long-tailed Ducks and 6 Bald Eagles at Culvers Lake.
12/14 Tommy Sudol had 2 Gray Catbirds along Parson Rd at the upper end of Paulinskill Lake. Also present were Yellow-rumped Warblers, Purple Finches, American Robins, a Northern Flicker, and a Swamp Sparrow.
12/14 Karyn Cichocki had a Common Grackle at her house in Lafayette. About 100 American Robins were in the trees behind Bon Chef on Rt 94.
12/9 In her yard, Marianne Ofenloch had a Sharp-shinned Hawk, a flock of House Finches, and a male Hairy Woodpecker. Culvers Lake had a female Black Scoter, 4 Redheads, and a Snow Goose.
12/6 Delaware Valley area: Jack Padalino led a Search for Eagles that produced 30 species including 15 Bald Eagles, 1 Peregrine Falcon, and 6 Red-tailed Hawks.
12/6 Dennis Briede & Alan Boyd did a ‘Big Stay’ on Dennis’ deck facing the Kittatinny Ridge north of Blairstown. Thirty-nine species were seen or heard including 1 Eastern Screech-owl, 1 Great Horned Owl, 68 American Robins, 12 Eastern Bluebirds, 11 Purple Finches, 7 Pine Siskins, 5 Pileated Woodpeckers, 35 Blue Jays, 23 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Hermit Thrush, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 1 Brown Thrasher.
12/4 Culvers Lake: Karyn Cichocki had a pair of Northern Pintails, 2 pairs of American Wigeon, 2 Red-necked Grebes, several Buffleheads, 10 Canvasbacks, 10 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 American Coots, 20 Ruddy Ducks, a Pied-billed Grebe, and 4 pairs of Common Goldeneye. Sixty Mourning Doves were in one tree on Roy Road. A Yellow-rumped Warbler was at her birdbath in Lafayette.
11/30 Tommy Sudol had a Pied-billed Grebe and a Common Loon on Swartswood Lake.
11/30 Jeff Crawn had an adult Bald Eagle at the end of Warbasse Junction Rd in Lafayette.
11/30 Marianne Ofenloch had 700 Snow Geese flying over her house. Kuser Natural Area had a Common Raven, 2 Pileated Woodpeckers, and a White-breasted Nuthatch.
11/30 Culvers Lake: Fred Weber had 3 Redheads, a female Black Scoter, a Brant, a Red-throated Loon, a pair of Northern Pintails, 3000 gulls, and 1000 Canada Geese.
11/30 Karyn Cichocki had 20 pairs of Buffleheads, 2 pairs of American Wigeon, 1 pair of Northern Pintails, many Canada Geese, and gulls on Culvers Lake. A pond on Pines Rd in Frankford had 10 American Black Ducks.
11/29 Andover: Debbi Bifulco had Winter Wren, American Robins, and Dark-eyed Juncos in her yard.
11/29 Sandy McPhail had a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in her yard in Portland, PA.
11/26 Culvers Lake: Marianne Ofenloch had 3 Redhead, a female Black Scoter, and a Brant. A Snow Goose was with Canada Geese at the Homestead pond, and a female Red-breasted Merganser was at Swartswood Lake.
11/24 Karyn Cichocki had a Fox Sparrow in her yard in Lafayette.
11/24 Fred Weber had 3 Redheads, 2 Common Loons, 65 Ring-necked Ducks, several Buffleheads, and 2 Pied-billed Grebes on Culvers Lake.
11/22 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Scott Rando had 3 Bald Eagles, 5 Red-tailed Hawks, 4 Turkey Vultures, 3 Sharp-shinned Hawks, and several Common Ravens.
11/22 Fred Weber had a female Red-breasted Merganser on Culvers Lake. Two Bald Eagles were eating at a goose carcass in the cove behind the fruit stand on Rt 206.
11/21 A SCBC waterfowl trip led by Roger & Merle Tanis had 40 species, including 2 Red-necked Grebes, Common Goldeneye, a Black Scoter, a Brant, a Northern Pintail, an American Wigeon, 3 Pileated Woodpeckers, and 5 mature Bald Eagles.
11/20 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Scott Rando reported 5 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 Northern Harrier, some Common Ravens, Turkey & Black Vultures, and Canada Geese.
11/18 Culvers Lake: Marianne Ofenloch had 2 Lesser Scaup hens, a Black Scoter hen, Mallards, Canada Geese, and Ring-billed Gulls.
11/17 Ken Witkowski had a Pine Siskin at his feeder in Stockholm.
11/17 Culvers Lake: Roger & Merle Tanis had a Common Loon, American Coots, Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks, an American Wigeon, and 7 Common Goldeneye. They had two Red-necked Grebes at Swartswood Lake a couple of days earlier.
11/16 Sandy McPhail had a lone Evening Grosbeak fly over the firehouse in Knowlton Twp.
11/15 Andover: Debbi Bifulco had a Fox Sparrow and a male Purple Finch in her yard. Many American Robins and Cedar Waxwings are using her birdbath.
11/13 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Scott Rando reports 6 Bald Eagles, 1 Golden Eagle, 6 Red-tailed Hawks, 4 Turkey Vultures, a Northern Harrier, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
11/13 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki has had American Robins, European Starlings, Cedar Waxwings, a Golden-crowned Kinglet, and a Northern Mockingbird around her yard.
11/13 Marianne Ofenloch had a pair of Hooded Mergansers, a Lesser Scaup, a pair of Greater Scaup, 2 Red-necked Grebes, a Bald Eagle, Ruddy Ducks, and American Coots on Culvers Lake.
11/12 Donna & Don Traylor have had a Fox Sparrow in their yard in Frankford.
11/11 Culvers Lake: Marianne Ofenloch had a Red-throated Loon, 2 pairs of Common Goldeneye, 59 American Coots, a Brant, 2 Common Loons, and 2 Pied-billed Grebes.
11/11 Tommy Sudol had a Greater Scaup on Fairview Lake.
11/8 Karyn Cichocki added Bald Eagle to her yard list in Lafayette.
11/7 Marianne Ofenloch had a Brant with Canada Geese on Culver Lake. Thirty-five Rusty Blackbirds were with Red-winged Blackbirds at Hainesville WMA.
11/5 Andover: Around her yard, Debbi Bifulco had a Purple Finch, Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, many Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows. A Compton’s tortoiseshell butterfly was at Kittatinny Valley S.P.
11/5 Fred Weber had 175 Ruddy Ducks, several Gadwall, and 2 Common Loons on Culvers Lake. A Red-breasted Nuthatch was at Lake Ocquittunk in Stokes S.F.
10/31 Tom Halliwell had about 30 American Pipits at Kittatinny Valley S.P. They were in the field adjacent to the campground.10/31 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki has had many American Robins, Cedar Waxwings, and European Starlings at her birdbath. Several Red-winged Blackbirds were in the reeds at Snover Rd.
10/30 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Scott Rando had 42 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 2 Red-tailed Hawks, 2 Bald Eagles, 1 Golden Eagle, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 Northern Goshawk, both vultures, crows, and Canada Geese.
10/30 Maria Loukeris had at least 3 Bonaparte’s Gulls and many Common Mergansers at the causeway where Newton/Swartswood Rd crosses Paulinskill Lake.
10/29 Scott Rando had 3 Buffleheads on Walker Lake in Shohola, PA.
10/29 Marianne Ofenloch had 3 Horned Grebes and a male Long-tailed Duck on Culvers Lake.
10/28 Culvers Lake: Marianne Ofenloch had 3 American Coots, several Buffleheads, Ring-necked Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, a Common Loon, a Pied-billed Grebe, and 2 Red-necked Grebes.
10/27 Don & Donna Traylor had a female Purple Finch at their feeder in Frankford Twp. A Barred Owl has been calling the last two nights.
10/24 Marge Barrett and Joe Burgiel had a Northern Goshawk flying across Rt 23 near the High Point S.P. office.
10/23 Culvers Lake: Fred Weber had a Red-throated Loon, 50 Ruddy Ducks, 50 Ring-necked Ducks, several Pectoral Sandpipers, 30 Rusty Blackbirds, and a Long-billed Dowitcher. He added a Golden Eagle to Scott Rando’s Sunrise Mtn report from earlier in the day.
10/23 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Scott Rando reported 20 raptors including Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s, & Red-shouldered Hawks, Northern Harrier, and an adult Bald Eagle. Canada Geese, both vultures, and a cooperative Horned Lark were also noted as well as a buck moth egg mass.
10/22 Fred Weber had 12 Pectoral Sandpipers on the mudflats at the Culver Lake causeway.
10/22 Liberty Loop: Ken Witkowski had hundreds of Mallards and Green-winged Teal, many Northern Pintails, American Wigeon, & American Black Ducks, a Great Egret, 6 Pectoral Sandpipers, and Song, Swamp, Savannah, & White-throated Sparrows.
10/20 Marianne Ofenloch had a White-crowned Sparrow, a Purple Finch, and 6 Chipping Sparrows in her yard.
10/18 Maria Loukeris had a Cackling Goose at Turtle Pond in Andover.
10/18 Karyn Cichocki had a Northern Harrier on Rt 284 near Unionville. Her yard in Lafayette had White-throated Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Cedar Waxwings, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Chipping Sparrows.
10/18 Hainesville WMA: Marianne Ofenloch had a Red-shouldered Hawk, a Northern Harrier, a Common Raven, a Bald Eagle, and several American Pipits. Killdeer, Pectoral Sandpipers, and Rusty Blackbirds were at the Culvers Lake causeway. The lake itself had Ruddy Ducks, Gadwall, Ring-necked Ducks, Wood Ducks, American Wigeon, Common Loon, and Pied-billed Grebes.
10/16 Lafayette: Barb Sendelbach has had a Dark-eyed Junco, a Blue-headed Vireo, and several Ruby-crowned Kinglets in her yard.
10/15 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Fred Weber had a Red-breasted Nuthatch. On 10/14, he had 75 raptors of 9 species in 5.5 hours, including a Golden Eagle and a possible Rough-legged Hawk.
10/14 Andover: In her yard Debbi Bifulco has had Eastern Towhees, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, Gray Catbirds, White-throated Sparrows, and a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. Also, a number of monarch butterflies have been passing through.
10/14 Karyn Cichocki has had flocks of American Robins and Cedar Waxwings in her Lafayette yard. A Yellow-rumped Warbler was at their birdbath and an Eastern Phoebe was calling nearby.
10/12 Kate Foord reports that a Peregrine Falcon has been seen around the High Point SP monument this summer and fall.
10/10 Dennis Briede, Kevin Cronin, & Alan Boyd did a ‘Big Stay’ on Dennis’ deck facing the Kittatinny Ridge north of Blairstown. Forty-nine species were seen or heard including 2 Eastern Screech-owls, an American Woodcock, 2 Gray Catbirds, 1 House Wren, 27 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 24 Eastern Bluebirds, 85 Cedar Waxwings, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 2 Cooper’s Hawks, 3 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 3 American Kestrels, 5 Bald Eagles, 60 Brant, 2 Pileated Woodpeckers, 409 Canada Geese, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1 Blue-headed Vireo, 1 Dark-eyed Junco, 1 Common Raven, 1 Purple Finch, and 1 Tree Swallow.
10/10 Marianne Ofenloch had 4 White-winged Scoters on Culvers Lake.
10/8 Andover: Debbi Bifulco had a Blackpoll Warbler in her yard along with Cedar Waxwings, American Goldfinches, and a Song Sparrow.
10/8 Karyn Cichocki has had American Robins, Cedar Waxwings, and a Common Yellowthroat in her yard in Lafayette.
10/6 Tommy Sudol had 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers in the swamp north of Plymouth Lake in Stillwater.
10/6 Andover: Debbi Bifulco had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird in her yard as recently as 10/1. Other visitors included Cedar Waxwings, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, many American Goldfinches, an Eastern Wood-Pewee, and an American Redstart.
10/5 Karyn Cichocki has 20 Cedar Waxwings and 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers in her yard in Lafayette.
10/3 Marianne Ofenloch had Ring-necked Ducks and Dark-eyed Juncos at Culvers Lake. Two White-crowned Sparrows were at Paulinskill Lake, and Hyper Humus had an Osprey, a Northern Harrier, and 4 Great Egrets. A Swainson’s Thrush was at the Warbasse Junction parking lot. A Scarlet Tanager continues to come to her yard.
10/1 Marianne Ofenloch had 11 White-winged Scoters on Culvers Lake and 7 on Holiday Lake in Montague.
9/30 Karyn Cichocki had an American Kestrel on the wire on Snover Rd in Lafayette. A tree frog and coyotes have been calling at night.
9/28 Marianne Ofenloch had a Hermit Thrush, a Golden-crowned Kinglet, an American Redstart, several Blue Jays, 2 Osprey, and 4 Common Ravens around her yard.
9/27 Andover: Debbi Bifulco had 20+ Cedar Waxwings, a Common Yellowthroat, and several juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in her yard.
9/23 In her yard in Andover Debbi Bifulco had 2 Black-throated Green & 2 Nashville Warblers, a Common Yellowthroat, 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, a monarch butterfly, and a wooly bear caterpillar.
9/20 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Fred Weber & Scott Rando recorded 808 hawks of 7 different species including 722 Broad-winged Hawks. They also had 105 monarch butterflies.
9/20 Marianne Ofenloch had a Gray Catbird, a Wood Thrush, and 2 Swainson’s Thrushes in her yard. Someone at Culvers Lake may have seen the Brown Pelican there in the last week.
9/19 Marianne Ofenloch had a Cape May warbler at her birdbath.
9/18 Andover: In her yard Debbi Bifulco has American Redstarts, a Blue-winged Warbler, 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and at least 6 fresh monarch butterflies.
9/17 Tommy Sudol had a Merlin near mile marker 7 on Owassa Rd in Stillwater Twp. The same area had Wood Thrush, 3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, and 2 Swainson’s Thrushes.
9/16 In her yard, Marianne Ofenloch had Swainson’s Thrush, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2 Black-throated Green Warblers, a Cape May Warbler, a Tennessee Warbler, and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
9/16 Ryan Hartigan has seen a Brown Pelican 3 evenings in a row over Lake Mohawk. It frequents the area near the marina on East Shore Trail (near Balsam Parkway).
9/15 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Scott Rando & Fred Weber had 58 Broad-winged Hawks, 14 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 5 Osprey, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Bald Eagle, 1 Merlin, and 1 Peregrine Falcon. Also noted were a timber rattlesnake, a black rat snake, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Chipping Sparrows, and 8 species of butterflies including 20 monarchs.
9/15 Pete Grannis got a secondhand report of a Brown Pelican touching down briefly on Hawthorne Lake before heading west.
9/14 Marianne Ofenloch had a Swainson’s Thrush with Gray Catbirds in her yard.
9/14 Sunrise Mtn Hawk Watch: Scott Rando & Fred Weber had 214 broad-winged Hawks, 27 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 4 Merlins, 3 Osprey, 2 American Kestrels, a 2nd-year Bald Eagle, many Turkey & Black Vultures, and Common Ravens. Three monarch butterflies were also seen.
9/12 Dennis Briede & Alan Boyd did a ‘Big Stay’ on Dennis’ deck facing the Kittatinny Ridge north of Blairstown. Fifty-nine species were seen or heard including 2 Bald Eagles, 4 Osprey, 1 Merlin, 2 American Kestrels, 8 Broad-winged Hawks, 1 Northern Harrier, 6 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 1 Cooper’s Hawk, 1 Eastern Whip-poor-will, 2 Great Horned Owls, 2 Eastern Screech-owls, 1 American Woodcock, 7 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 15 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 166 Cedar Waxwings, sev. warbler species including 4 Black-throated Blue, 1 Prairie, 1 Hooded, 1 Black-and-white, 1 Chestnut-sided, and 1 Cape May, 4 Scarlet Tanagers, 64 Chimney Swifts, 5 Common Ravens, and 4 Red-eyed Vireos.
9/12 Fred Weber had an Olive-sided Flycatcher at Steam Mill in Stokes SF. Along Sunrise Mtn Rd, he had 20 warblers of 8 different species including Bay-breasted, Nashville, Tennessee, and 5 or 6 Black-throated Greens.
9/12 Karyn Cichocki had a giant swallowtail butterfly in her yard in Lafayette.
9/10 Karyn Cichocki had a Common Raven over her house in Lafayette. She saw it later in the day over Snover Rd and over Rt 206 in Augusta.
9/8 In her yard in Lafayette, Karyn Cichocki had Northern Cardinals, American Goldfinches, and House Finches all feeding young.
9/8 Liberty Loop: Marianne Ofenloch & Maria Loukeris had a Peregrine Falcon, 2 Northern Harriers, a Red-tailed Hawk, 6 Lesser Yellowlegs, a Wilson’s Snipe, and a flock of Bobolinks that included a leucistic bird.
9/5 Around their yard in Frankford, Donna & Don Traylor have had American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-and-white Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Cedar Waxwing, American Robin, Cooper’s Hawk, and Common Nighthawk.
9/4 Marianne Ofenloch photographed a meadow jumping mouse in the Walpack area.
9/2 Debbi Bifulco has had a number of species in her Andover yard lately including Magnolia & Canada Warblers, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Scarlet Tanager, and 8-10 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
9/1 In her yard, Marianne Ofenloch had Common Nighthawks, American Redstart, Black-throated Blue, Canada, Magnolia, & Black-and-white Warblers, and Carolina & House Wrens.
8/31 Liberty Loop: Tommy Sudol had Solitary, Semipalmated, Pectoral, & Least Sandpipers, both Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plover, Bobolinks, Great Egrets, Magnolia & Nashville Warblers, and a Northern Harrier.
8/30 Hainseville WMA: Marianne Ofenloch had Great Egret, Common Raven, Philadelphia Vireo, Magnolia & Canada Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.
8/29 Mike Gannon had a Sharp-shinned Hawk chasing a Cooper’s Hawk through his yard in Augusta.
8/29 Marianne Ofenloch had a Wilson’s Warbler at the intersection of Canal Rd and the Appalachian Trail in Vernon. Liberty Loop had Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-crowned Night-heron, Wilson’s Snipe, and hundreds of Bobolinks.
8/28 Karyn Cichocki had Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, and 20 Mourning Doves in her yard in Lafayette. Forty doves were on the wires on Snover Road.
8/27 Swartswood S.P.: Marianne Ofenloch had 8 species of warblers along with other birds near Frog Pond. A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was at Liberty Sod Farms.
8/24 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Brown Thrasher, Baltimore Oriole, Red-eyed Vireo, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, and Downy Woodpecker in her yard.
8/16 Lafayette: Karyn Cichcoki heard a Northern Bobwhite and a Great-crested Flycatcher from her yard. American Goldfinches have returned.
8/15 Karyn Cichocki had an immature male Baltimore Oriole at her birdbath. A Cooper’s Hawk was in her yard.
8/10 Sussex County landfill: Marianne Ofenloch had a juvenile Bald Eagle, 4 Common Ravens, a Great Egret, and a Peregrine Falcon. A White-throated Sparrow and a Great Blue Heron were at Stokes SF. Four Barred Owls were calling near Lake Ocquittunk.
8/10 Karyn Cichocki had an immature male Scarlet Tanager and an Ovenbird in her yard. Her birdbath is heavily used by Common Grackles and immature Mourning Doves.
8/3 Karyn Cichocki has flocks of young European Starlings poking around the gutters of her house. She had her first monarch butterfly of the year.
8/2 Montague: Marianne Ofenloch had a Yellow Warbler and a Common Yellowthroat in her yard. At least 58 Killdeer were at Brodhecker’s Farm in Baleville. Ring-billed Gulls have returned to Culvers, Swartswood, and the SCMUA.
7/24 Three state-classified species of hawks have nested or attempted to nest in Wade & Sharon Wanders’ neighborhood in Fredon: Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper’s hawk, and Broad-winged Hawk (shown).
7/19 Jim Schlickenrieder had 5-6 Least Bitterns, 2 Virginia Rails, and an American Kestrel along the tracks at the Vernon Crossing Rd marsh. Liberty Loop had a Virginia Rail and 2 Soras.
7/15 Tommy Sudol had 3 Worm-eating Warblers in his yard in Stillwater.
7/14 Tommy Sudol had a Worm-eating Warbler right outside his back door in Stillwater.
7/12 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a hummingbird moth in her yard along with her first cicada of the year. She has at least 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at her feeders. Also in the yard were Eastern Towhee, Warbling & Red-eyed Vireos, Eastern Phoebe, and Eastern Wood-Pewee.
7/9 Marianne Ofenloch had Scarlet Tanager, Carolina Wren, Yellow Warbler, Northern Cardinal, Blue-winged Warbler, Northern Parula, and Brown-headed Cowbird in her yard. A bobcat was in Walpack on Monday.
7/6 Around her neighborhood in Lafayette, Karyn Cichocki had Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-eyed Vireo, and a calling Northern Bobwhite. The House Wrens in her yard are feeding their second brood of the season.
7/5 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a fledgling Red-tailed Hawk, Barn Swallows, and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo around her neighborhood. An Orchard Oriole was on the wires just north of Winding Brook Farm on Rt 565.
7/3 Marianne Ofenloch had a Least Bittern at Hyper Humus along with Song & Swamp Sparrows, Tree, Barn & Northern Rough-winged Swallows. House Wrens have fledged from a nest box in her yard.
7/3 Karyn Cichocki has a young Great Horned Owl calling in her neighborhood. A Yellow Warbler and a family of House Sparrows were at her birdbath. A meadow fritillary was in her yard.
6/30 Around her yard in Andover, Debbi Bifulco has had Brown Thrasher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Tufted Titmice, Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and Tree Swallows.
6/29 Lafayette: Around her yard, Karyn Cichocki had Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Bluebird, Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, Northern Cardinals, Gray Catbirds, Mourning Doves, Chipping Sparrow, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Red-tailed Hawks, and Great Horned Owls. Banded hairstreak butterflies have been seen nearby.
6/28 Marianne Ofenloch had two Yellow-breasted Chats at Canal Rd in Vernon.
6/25 Marianne Ofenloch had a Yellow-breasted Chat and a Golden-winged Warbler in the area of Canal Rd in Vernon.
6/22 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a great spangled fritillary in her yard. A Green Heron was seen flying over. Parson Rd in Hampton had many fritillaries and American ladies.6/20 Sandy McPhail had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at her sunflower feeder in Portland, PA. A pair of Brown Thrashers have been around the firehouse on Rt 46 in Delaware, NJ for a week.
6/20 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Swamp, Chipping, & Field Sparrows, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Warbling Vireo, Eastern Kingbird, House Finch, Downy Woodpecker, Gray Catbird, and Brown Thrasher.
6/14 High Point SP: Marianne Ofenloch observed Common Grackles feeding young. Also present were Brown-headed Cowbirds and Yellow-billed Cuckoos.
6/10 Vernon area: Heather Thoma had Mute Swans, Cooper’s Hawk, American Goldfinch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, and Gray Catbird.
6/10 Hyper Humus: Marianne Ofenloch had Sora, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Marsh Wrens, and Swamp Sparrows. Roy Rd in Wantage had an American Kestrel and a Red-tailed Hawk being harassed by an Eastern Kingbird.
6/9 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Wood Thrush, Indigo Bunting, Red-eyed Vireo, Swamp Sparrow, Great Crested Flycatcher, Brown Thrasher, Carolina Wren, American Goldfinches, Northern Mockingbird, and a few spring peeper frogs.
6/7 Sussex County area: Marianne Ofenloch had 12 species of warblers including Cerulean, Worm-eating, and Blackpoll. Also seen were American Woodcock, Red-shouldered Hawk, Common Nighthawk, and 3 Carolina Wrens.
6/7 Mike Tracy had a pair of Soras along the Sussex Branch Trail south of Hyper Humus.6/7 High Point SP: Cheryl Fleishman had American Redstart, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Towhee, and Cedar Waxwing.6/6 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a Great Crested Flycatcher in her birdbath and a Red-bellied Woodpecker rapping on her gutter.
6/3 High Point SP: Marianne Ofenloch had Ruffed Grouse, Black-billed Cuckoo, Swainson’s Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, Canada Warblers, and a red fox.
5/31 Sussex County area: Marianne Ofenloch had House & Marsh Wrens, Brewster’s, Blue-winged, Blackburnian, & Black-throated Green Warblers, Acadian & Willow flycatchers, and Yellow-billed Cuckoos.
5/29 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Eastern Bluebird, Yellow-throated Vireo, and Brown Thrasher at her birdbath. Other local birds included Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, and a Carolina Wren.
5/27 Catfish Firetower area: Karyn Cichocki had a five-lined skink, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Prairie, Black-and-white, Hooded, Blackburnian, Black-throated Green, Worm-eating, & Cerulean Warblers, American Redstart, Red-eyed & Yellow-throated Vireos, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, and Pileated Woodpecker.
5/27 Marianne Ofenloch’s Eastern Bluebirds fledged from the nest box in her yard. A Chestnut-sided Warbler was also in the yard. High Point SP had Cerulean Warbler, Alder Flycatcher, Green Heron, Cedar Waxwings, Black-capped Chickadees, a Baltimore Oriole, and a Louisiana Waterthrush.
5/26 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Prairie Warbler and Willow Flycatcher at the corner of Little & Statesville Quarry Rds. At home, she had Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Cedar Waxwings, Yellow Warbler, & Yellow-throated Vireo.
5/24 Brian Hardiman had 3 Glossy Ibis on the Poxono Island mudflats.
5/23 Brian Hardiman had a Mourning Warbler at Worthington SP and an Olive-sided Flycatcher near the Calno School on Old Mine Rd.
5/23 Fred Weber had a Yellow-breasted Chat in the Flatbrook WMA by the big curve in the road. Another was in the Roy Tract of the Flatbrook-Roy WMA.
5/22 Kuser Natural Area: karyn Cichocki had Black-and-white, Prairie, Blackburnian, Canada & Yellow Warblers, American Redstart, Ovenbirds, Veery, Wood Thrush, Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hairy woodpecker, Yellow-throated & Red-eyed Vireos.
5/21 Sandy McPhail had Common Nighthawks over the Delaware River near the Portland PA eagle nest. Three young Bald Eagles on the nest are growing larger.
5/21 Lafayette: Around her yard, Karyn Cichocki has had Eastern Bluebirds, Cedar Waxwings, Brown Thrasher, & Red-eyed and Warbling vireos.
5/18 Wood Duck Trail: Karyn Cichocki had Great Crested & Willow Flycatchers, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-winged & Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Brown Thrasher, Wood Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, Field, Swamp & Song Sparrows. Lafayette: Great Crested Flycatcher, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-throated Vireo, and Eastern Bluebird.
5/17 Dennis Briede & Alan Boyd did a ‘Big Stay’ on Dennis’ deck facing the Kittatinny Ridge north of Blairstown. Seventy-two species were noted including Red-headed Woodpecker, Common Loon, American Black Duck, Bald Eagle, both cuckoos, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Willow Flycatcher, Brown Thrashers, Blue-winged, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Prairie, & Blackpoll Warblers, both waterthrushes, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, both orioles, and a Pine Siskin.
5/17 Karyn Cichocki led a walk at Whittingham WMA that had 29 species including Northern Parula & Blue-winged Warblers, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Pileated Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting, and a possible Cooper’s Hawk.
5/16 Blais Brancheau had a female Hooded Merganser and 6 chicks at Ferla’s Pond in Hardwick.
5/16 Tom Halliwell led a walk to Swartswood SP that had 15 species of warblers including Mourning. Also seen were Philadelphia Vireo, Acadian Flycatcher, and a female Hooded Merganser.
5/14 Debbi Bifulco & Cathie Millington had 29 species at Hyper Humus including Dunlin, Least Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Black-billed Cuckoo, Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow Warblers, and Baltimore Orioles.
5/14 Eileen Mahler had a flyover male Bobolink at Phil Hardin Rd in Fredon.
5/13 Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel had an Olive-sided Flycatcher at Camp Olympia (Stokes SF) near the bridge over Big Flatbrook.
5/13 Marianne Ofenloch had two Common Loons on Culvers Lake. An American Kestrel was being mobbed by swifts & swallows at Winding Brook Farm on Rt 565. A Belted Kingfisher was over the Flatbrook at the Blewett Tract.
5/12 Marianne Ofenloch had Yellow-billed Cuckoo, White-crowned Sparrow, and Eastern Bluebirds in her yard. Stokes SF had Black-throated Blue & Worm-eating Warblers, Eastern Wood-Pewee, and Acadian Flycatcher.
5/12 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Red-eyed Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher, Hooded Warbler, Wood Thrush, and Scarlet Tanager.
5/10 Wantage: Marianne Ofenloch had Bobolinks, Canada Geese with young, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Indigo Bunting.
5/10 Karyn Cichocki led a walk from Millbrook Village to Watergate that had 69 species including 15 species of warblers and both cuckoos.
5/8 Karyn and Don Cichocki participated in the banding of 2 Bald Eagle chicks at Little Swartswood Lake.
5/8 Marianne Ofenloch had Wood Thrush and Great Crested Flycatcher in her yard. Blackburnian and Magnolia Warblers were on Struble Rd in Stokes. Walpack had Common Nighthawk, Orchard Oriole, and Blue-winged Warbler.
5/8 Karyn Cichocki had several White-crowned Sparrows, a Gray Catbird, and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird in her yard in Lafayette.
5/8 Hyper Humus: Debbi Bifulco had 37 species including Eastern Kingbird, Savannah Sparrow, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Yellow Warblers, Red-winged Blackbirds, a Northern Harrier, Spotted, Solitary, & Least Sandpipers, Baltimore Orioles, and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. Also a meadow fritillary butterfly.
5/7 High Point SP: Marianne Ofenloch had Wood Thrush, Veery, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and a pair of beavers.
5/5 Peter’s Valley area: Marianne Ofenloch had Brewster’s Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, and Northern Goshawk among other sightings.
5/5 Karyn Cichocki had two male Indigo Buntings in her yard in Lafayette.
5/5 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Brown Thrasher, Pileated Woodpecker, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Swamp & Field Sparrows, Yellow-throated & Red-eyed Vireos, House & Carolina Wrens, Ovenbird, Prairie, Yellow & Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
5/4 Marianne Ofenloch had 56 American Goldfinches, an Indigo Bunting, and 2 House Wrens in her yard. Old Mine Rd had Blue-winged Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Scarlet Tanager, and Veery.
5/4 Stillwater: Tommy Sudol had 2 Eastern Whip-poor-wills in his driveway in the moonlight.
5/4 Debbi Bifulco photographed a Cape May Warbler at Allamuchy SP and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at her feeder in Andover.
5/4 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Brown Thrasher, Baltimore Oriole, Chimney Swifts, and a tiger swallowtail butterfly.
5/3 In her yard, Marianne Ofenloch had Baltimore Oriole, Red-eyed Vireo, and 2 adult White-crowned Sparrows – one of which appears to be a Gambel’s. Liberty Loop had both yellowlegs, Northern Harrier, and a Great Crested Flycatcher.
5/3 Millbrook Village/Watergate: Tommy Sudol had Chestnut-sided, Cerulean, Yellow, Pine, Hooded, Prairie, & Black-and-white Warblers, Hermit Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling & Yellow-throated Vireos, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, House Wren, and a singing Winter Wren. Walpack had Orchard Orioles, Broad-winged Hawk, Northern Parula & Nashville Warblers. White-eyed Vireo and Scarlet Tanager were in the Flatbrookville area.
5/1 At Hillside Park in Andover, Debbi Bifulco had Prairie Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, Tree Swallows, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. In her yard, she had Gray Catbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and Purple Finches.
5/1 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Eastern Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Kingbird, Killdeer, Prairie & Yellow-rumped Warblers, Gray Catbird, Eastern Bluebird, Swamp Sparrow, and Brown Thrasher.
4/30 In her yard, Marianne Ofenloch has had Northern Parula, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Prairie Warbler, Tree Swallow, Broad-winged Hawk, Pine siskins, Dark-eyed Juncos, and White-throated Sparrows. Hainesville WMA had 5 Great Blue Herons, Eastern Kingbird, and Osprey. Stokes SF had Black-throated Green Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, American Woodcock, and Eastern Whip-poor-will.
4/30 Debbi Bifulco has 2 male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in her yard in Andover. She also has Purple Finches, Dark-eyed Juncos, and White-throated Sparrows.
4/30 Sandy McPhail reports that the Bald Eagle nest at the Portland, PA has 3 young birds.
4/30 Sandy McPhail had a Baltimore Oriole in her yard in Portland, PA along with lingering White-throated Sparrows.
4/29 At the Watergate Recreation Area, Tommy Sudol had Ovenbird, American Redstart, Pine Siskin, and Dark-eyed Juncos. Eastern Whip-poor-wills were calling near his house in Stillwater that night. Pond Brook Rd Park in Stillwater had Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Warbling Vireo, and Palm Warbler. A male Bobolink was off Fairview Lake Rd near Old Schoolhouse Rd and a Great Egret was flying over with 8 Great Blue Herons.
4/29 Debbi Bifulco had a Black-crowned Night-heron and numerous Yellow Warblers at Hyper Humus.
4/29 Fred Weber had a Red-necked Grebe and 3 Common Loons on Culver Lake.
4/27 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a Brown Thrasher and numerous Tree Swallows around her yard. Snover Rd had a female American Kestrel and Barn Swallows.
4/25 Debbi Bifulco had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at her feeder in Andover, the earliest record for her at that location by four days. Purple Finches and Pine Siskins also continue at her feeders.
4/23 Tommy Sudol had a Warbling Vireo and a Yellow Warbler at Pond Brook Park in Stillwater.
4/23 Sandy McPhail had her first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the year at her feeder in Portland, PA.
4/22 Tommy Sudol had Black-throated Green and Black-and-white Warblers in his yard in Stillwater.
4/22 Marianne Ofenloch had Ospreys at Culvers Lake, Hainesville WMA, and a lake in Montague.
4/22 Karyn Cichocki has many American Goldfinches at her feeders although most of the Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows have left. A Brown Thrasher continues to sing in her yard. A female American Kestrel was on Snover Rd in Lafayette.
4/22 In his yard in Stillwater, Tommy Sudol had Pine Warbler, Purple Finch, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Common Ravens, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and a flyover Fish Crow.
4/21 Debbi Bifulco has at least 20 Purple Finches at her feeders in Andover. Spring azure butterflies have been in her yard.
4/20 Karyn Cichocki had singing Brown Thrasher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and House Wren in her yard in Lafayette.
4/19 Marianne Ofenloch had Blue-winged Teal, a Northern Parula, and a Red-shouldered Hawk at the Hainesville WMA. A Brown Creeper, a Broad-winged Hawk, a Pine Warbler were at Stokes SF along with Louisiana Waterthrush and Blue-headed Vireo. Pine Siskins continue at her feeder and Red-shouldered Hawk and nesting Eastern Bluebirds are in her yard.
4/18 A friend of Sandy McPhail’s on Perona Rd in Andover has had Purple Martins return to her houses.
4/18 Glenn Mahler heard a Louisiana Waterthrush singing near his house in Stillwater.
4/18 Sandy McPhail had a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a House Wren singing in her yard in Portland, PA. A Gray Catbird was singing in her neighbor’s yard and Northern Rough-winged Swallows were flying overhead. Three Eastern Meadowlarks were singing on Phil Hardin Rd in Fredon.
4/17 Karyn Cichocki had a House Wren near the Victoria Diner in Branchville.
4/17 Steve Fitzsimmon had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at his feeder in Byram.
4/15 Debbi Bifulco had a Louisiana Waterthrush at KVSP along with a pair of Eastern Bluebirds, 2 Northern Flickers, and a Golden-crowned Kinglet. She has had more than 25 Purple Finches at her feeders including one eating suet.
4/14 Karyn Cichocki had a singing Field Sparrow on Halsey Rd in Hampton Twp.
4/14 Marianne Ofenloch had Pine Warblers, a Savannah Sparrow, and some territorial Mallards in the Walpack area. A male Eastern Towhee was in her yard.
4/14 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a male Eastern Towhee and several Chipping Sparrows in her yard. A Wild Turkey was in the cornfield next door.
4/13 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a male Eastern Towhee, Purple Finches, Chipping Sparrows, and American Goldfinches at her feeders.
4/13 Bethany Juckett reports that the Painted Bunting is still coming to her feeder in Andover.
4/13 Wade & Sharon Wander had at least 28 Purple Finches at their feeders in Fredon. A Red-shouldered Hawk is incubating on a nest in the woods behind their house.
4/12 Don & Donna Traylor had Pine Siskins at their feeder in Frankford Twp. A Belted Kingfisher and an American Bittern were in the stream behind their house. A Red-shouldered Hawk and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were calling.
4/12 Swartswood Lake: Marianne Ofenloch had 37 Common Loons, 83 Double-crested Cormorants, Horned, Pied-billed, & Red-necked Grebes, 2 Bald Eagles, Bonaparte’s Gulls, and an Osprey catching a fish.
4/12 Andover: At her feeders, Debbi Bifulco had Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, American Goldfinches, and House Finches. A medium-sized accipiter failed to catch a Mourning Dove in her yard. American Crows, Tufted Titmice, and Black-capped Cickadees were doing courtship rituals.
4/11 Sandy McPhail reports that the Bald Eagle nest and 5 Osprey nests at the Portland Generating Station in PA are all occupied. The eagles have been feeding young since 4/4. Halsey Lake in Knowlton had an Osprey, 2 Great Egrets, 2 Great Blue Herons, 3 Common Loons, Tree Swallows, Double-crested Cormorants, Pied-billed Grebe, Wood Ducks, American Black Ducks, Common Mergansers, Buffleheads, Mallards, Ring-necked Ducks, and 3 Eastern Phoebes. Her feeders in Portland have been taken over by Common Grackles, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Red-winged Blackbirds, European Starlings, and House Finches.
4/11 Karyn Cichocki had a male Purple Finch in her yard along with White-throated Sparrows and American Goldfinches.
4/8 Marianne Ofenloch had 3 Red-necked Grebes in Montague, 1 on Kittatinny Lake, and 4 on Swartswood Lake. All three lakes had Common Loons, including a group of 31 on Swartswood, that also had a Red-throated Loon. Also seen were Tree & Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Purple Finches, American Goldfinches, and Pine Siskins.
4/8 Scott Rando reports that most of the Bald Eagles on the lower portion of the upper Delaware River have started to incubate, an average of 2 weeks late due to a cold spring and prolonged ice cover. Wood frogs have begun calling.
4/8 Debbi Bifulco had a pair of Fox Sparrows at KVSP along with two pairs of Wood Ducks.
4/7 In her yard in Andover, Debbi Bifulco has had Red-bellied Woodpecker, Brown-headed Cowbird, a Purple Finch, and American Robins.
4/6 Around her yard, Marianne Ofenloch has had Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, Pine Siskins, Fox Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow, Purple Finch, Field Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebirds, American Goldfinches, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Eastern Screech-owl.
4/6 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Golden-crowned Kinglet and Fox Sparrow singing in her yard.
4/6 Don & Donna Traylor have 3 Pine Siskins and 9 Purple Finches at their feeders in Frankford. Eight Wood Ducks have been in the stream by their house and one female has visited a nest box.
4/4 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a number of birds around her neighborhood including American Robins, Northern Cardinals, Red-winged Blackbirds, White-throated Sparrows, Tufted Titmice, Black-capped Chickadees, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers, Dark-eyed Juncos, Eastern Bluebirds, an Eastern Phoebe, and a Chipping Sparrow.
4/2 Kathleen Ashman had 5 Glossy Ibis in the NJ section of Liberty Loop.
4/2 Bethany Juckett reports that the Painted Bunting is still present in Andover and was singing from the top of a tree.
4/2 Don & Donna Traylor have 3 Pine Siskins coming to their feeders and they heard American Woodcock and Killdeer calling along with spring peeper frogs. A Golden-crowned Kinglet was in their yard.
4/2 Karyn Cichocki heard a Great Horned Owl calling from her yard along with Killdeer, wood frogs, and spring peepers. Also around the neighborhood were Brown-headed Cowbirds, Ring-necked Ducks, and a Tree Swallow. Hyper Humus had Buffleheads, Hooded & Common Mergansers, Wood Ducks, Pied-billed Grebes, Gadwall, Ring-necked Ducks, and Killdeer. A flock of about 2000 Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles were along Warbasse Junction Rd.
4/2 Cathy Millington has 2 Pine Siskins, a Wild Turkey, and an Eastern Phoebe in her yard.
4/1 Tom Halliwell had 4 American Pipits along Ervey Rd with about 2 dozen Killdeer. Three Rusty Blackbirds were along the Sussex Branch Trail near White Pond in KVSP. Three Eastern Phoebes were along the gravel road leading from the Forest Fire Service building to Gardner’s Pond.
3/31 Sandy McPhail heard American Woodcock peenting on Dickerson Rd near the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
3/30 Fred Weber had the continuing Ross’s Goose on the Pequest River near the Kennedy Rd bridge in Green Twp.
3/30 Liberty Loop: Tommy Sudol had 4 Blue-winged Teal, 6 American Pipits, 3 Northern Shovelers, 1 Wilson’s Snipe, many Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintails, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Ducks, American Black Ducks, and Mallards.
3/29 Dennis Briede & Alan Boyd did a ‘Big Stay’ on Dennis’ deck facing the Kittatinny Ridge north of Blairstown. Forty-one species were noted including 1 Bald Eagle, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2 American Woodcocks, 1 Eastern Screech-Owl, 11 Pine Siskins, 5 American Tree Sparrows, 1 Fox Sparrow, and 1 Eastern Phoebe.
3/29 Karyn Cichocki had a Fox Sparrow at her feeder in Lafayette. A large bat was flying over Rt 206 in Sandyston at dusk.
3/28 Wade & Sharon Wander photographed the Ross’s Goose on Ervey Rd in Allamuchy.
3/28 Glenn & Eileen Mahler had the continuing Ross’s Goose on Ervey Rd in Allamuchy. The Snow Goose flock moves around and was seen earlier near the intersection of Whitehall & Airport Rds in Green Twp.
3/28 Ken Witkowski led a field trip around Liberty Loop in the Wallkill River NWR. Species seen included 3 Peregrine Falcons, 11 Tundra Swans, 500 Northern Pintails, 750 Ring-necked Ducks, 750 Green-winged Teal, 1 Canvasback, 4 Northern Harriers, 3 Wilson’s Snipe, some Mallards, American Black Ducks, Wood Ducks, American Wigeon, and Blue-winged Teal.
3/27 Marianne Ofenloch & Kevin Cronin had the Ross’s goose on Ervey Rd in Allamuchy.
3/24 Sandy McPhail noted that the Osprey has returned to the nest on Linnaberry Rd in Knowlton. This nest can be viewed from Rt 80 near MM 6.5. Columbia Lake had thousands of Canada Geese. Also Northern Pintails, Green-winged Teal, Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Hooded & Common Mergansers, Buffleheads, and Mute Swans.
3/24 In Montague Twp, Marianne Ofenloch had 7 Bald Eagles, a Cackling Goose, and a pair of American Wigeon. A Barred Owl was calling at Paulinskill Lake, 2 drake Canvasbacks continue at Limecrest, and a flock of Canada Geese at Ross’ Corner contained 4 Snow Geese.
3/24 Wade & Sharon Wander have a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks nesting in their yard for the third consecutive year.
3/24 Joe Zurovchak had a Cackling Goose at Creek Rd in Green Twp along with 20 pairs of Wood Ducks and several Hooded Mergansers.
3/23 Karyn Cichocki had Ring-necked Ducks on a pond on Beaver Run Rd and on the pond at Little & Statesville Quarry Rds in Lafayette. An American Kestrel was on the wires at Meadows & Beaver Run Rd, and a Northern Pintail and a Wilson’s Snipe were on Roy Rd. Seven Snow Geese were with Canada Geese on Decker Rd in Augusta along with 3 Red-tailed Hawks. Two female American Kestrels were on the wires at Winding Brook Farm on Rt 565 north of Ross’s Corner.
3/23 Karyn Cichocki had 4 Chipping Sparrows and an American Goldfinch at her feeders in Lafayette.
3/23 Tommy Sudol had 6 or 7 Tundra Swans at the upper end of Paulinskill Lake along with Ring-necked Ducks, Wood Ducks, Hooded & Common Mergansers, and a Pied-billed Grebe.
3/22 Dennis Briede & Alan Boyd had 2 Greater White-fronted Geese among a flock of Canada Geese at Columbia Lake. An Osprey was on a nest at the Portland PA power station. The Delaware River in Harmony had an Eastern Phoebe. Garrison Rd in Harmony had 9 Eastern Meadowlarks, 2 American Kestrels, and several Horned Larks and Fox Sparrows. At the Belvidere bridge, there were Tree Swallows, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Redheads, and a Horned Grebe.
3/22 Marge Barrett and Joe Burgiel had a dozen Wood Ducks at the pond between the Waterwheel Farm lower barn and the center of Stillwater on Cedar Ridge Rd. A Wilson’s Snipe was at the marsh across Parson Rd from the north end of Paulinskill Lake.
3/22 Karyn Cichocki had Snow Geese with Canada Geese across Rt 15 from Ideal Farms in Augusta.
3/21 Dennis Briede had a Merlin at the corner of Shades of Death & Long Bridge Rds in Allamuchy. Five Eastern Meadowlarks were on Long Bridge near the intersection with Gibbs Rd, and further up Long Bridge there were Killdeer and Horned Larks.
3/19 Russ Edwards had 3 pairs of Hooded Mergansers on Mt Laurel Lake in Hewitt. Flocks of Common Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds were around the Upper Greenwood Lake area.
3/19 Karyn Cichocki had a large flock of Common Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds near her house in Lafayette.
3/19 Marianne Ofenloch had a Snow Goose with hundreds of Canada Geese at Brodhecker Farm in Hampton. Eighteen Killdeer were in a field along the Paulinskill River and 27 Wood Ducks were in the flooded grass along Paulinskill Lake. An American Kestrel was hunting along Fairview Hill Rd in Fredon and 5 Redheads were in a pond on CR521 in Stillwater.
3/18 Liberty Loop: Ken Witkowski had thousands of Canada Geese, flyover Snow Geese, a few hundred Northern Pintails, some Mallards, American Black Ducks, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Ducks, and 4 Tundra Swans. A light-phase Rough-legged Hawk is also still in the area.
3/18 Lafayette: Barb Sendelbach has a pair of Eastern Bluebirds in a box in her yard. Also, 7 Pine Siskins, 1 American Tree Sparrow, almost 5 dozen Dark-eyed Juncos, and a pair of nesting American Crows. Two Common Ravens have been calling where they have nested in previous years near the Christmas Tree Farm.
3/18 Glenwood: Maria Loukeris had a Fox Sparrow and a leucistic Cedar Waxwing in her yard.
3/17 From Marianne Ofenloch: Shimers Brook in Montague had 3 Canvasbacks and a young Bald Eagle. An Osprey was at the outflow of White’s Pond at KVSP along with a Great Blue Heron, Ring-necked Ducks, and Hooded Mergansers. Paulinskill Lake had 70 Common Mergansers, 4 Wood Ducks, and 74 Ring-necked Ducks. Liberty Loop had Mallards, American Black Ducks, Canada Geese, Northern Pintails, Wood Ducks, Snow Geese, Green-winged Teal, a Rough-legged Hawk, a Northern Harrier, and a Red-tailed Hawk.
3/17 Halsey Rd, Hampton: Karyn Cichocki had a large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds, a Killdeer, and flocks of American Robins. Hyper Humus also had big blackbird flocks.
3/17 Donna Traylor had a female Purple Finch and a Fox Sparrow at her feeder in Frankford.
3/16 Karyn Cichocki had 20 Ring-necked Ducks, a Canvasback, and a Common Merganser at the Little Rd/Statesville Quarry Rd pond in Lafayette. Hyper Humus had Northern Pintails, Ring-necked Ducks, Wood Ducks, American Black Ducks, Mute Swans, and Common Mergansers.
3/16 Tommy Sudol had a drake Canvasback with Ring-necked Ducks at the Little Rd/Statesville Quarry Rd pond in Lafayette.
3/16 Dennis Briede had two American Woodcock peenting behind his house in Blairstown.
3/16 Donna Traylor has at least 11 Pine Siskins still coming to her feeder in Frankford.
3/14 Karyn Cichocki had 30 Ring-necked Ducks on a pond at the corner of Little and Statesville Quarry Rds in Lafayette.
3/13 In the Walpack area, Marianne Ofenloch had 2 pairs of Purple Finches with the males singing. The Delaware River had 5 pairs of Wood Ducks and a male Red-breasted Merganser, with the merg being pursued upstream by a young Bald Eagle.
3/13 Karyn Cichcoki had 6 drake Ring-necked Ducks on a farm pond at the corner of Little and Statesville Quarry Rds in Lafayette. A number of Red-winged Blackbirds, Nrown-headed Cowbirds, and Common Grackles were in her yard. Male Northern Cardinals and Downy Woodpeckers are showing territorial behavior.
3/12 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had a Pine Siskin, several Red-winged Blackbirds, and a chipmunk in her yard.
3/11 Karyn Cichocki had Red-winged Blackbirds and a Common Grackle at her feeder. At Limecrest, she had 3 Canvasbacks and 3 American Coots.
3/10 Karyn Cichocki heard a Killdeer over the Bed, Bath and Beyond in Newton.
3/10 Marianne Ofenloch had 10 Killdeer on Plains Rd, 15 White-crowned Sparrows at Roy Rd, and a Turkey Vulture eating dead Ring-necked Pheasants at the Flatbrook-Roy WMA.
3/10 Bethany Juckett reports that the Painted Bunting is still present at her feeders in Andover for the 38th straight day.
3/10 Sandy McPhail had a flock of Common Redpolls in the trees on Roy Ace Rd behind the firehouse on Rt 46 in Knowlton. A Killdeer was flying by overhead.
3/9 Karyn Cichocki had two American Tree Sparrows and a Carolina Wren in her yard in Lafayette. About 20 American Robins were feeding along Rt 565 south of the town of Sussex.
3/9 Fred Weber had 6 White-crowned Sparrows at the intersection of Plains and Meyer Rds in Frankford Twp.
3/8 Delaware Valley area: Jack Padalino led a search for eagles that produced 44 species including 24 Bald Eagles and 2 Golden Eagles. Other highlights included Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Red-tailed Hawks, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Fox Sparrow, and Pine Siskin.
3/8 Tommy Sudol and others had the continuing Painted Bunting in Andover.
3/8 Columbia/Portland footbridge, Warren Co.: Dennis Briede had 10 species of ducks including 1 Northern Pintail, 2 White-winged Scoters, 11 Wood Ducks, 1 Greater Scaup, Buffleheads, Common Goldeneye, and a Bald Eagle. Further downstream were Hooded Mergansers and 4 Redheads. Lake Susquehanna had 2 American Wigeon and 2 Killdeer.
3/7 Marianne Ofenloch had a House Finch at her feeder and a Lesser Black-backed Gull at the SCMUA. At the intersection of Limecrest Rd and CR648, there were 4 American Coots and a drake Canvasback. Also at Limecrest were over 1000 blackbirds including Red-wingeds, Rusty Blackbirds, Common Grackles, and a Brown-headed Cowbird.
3/7 Karyn Cichocki had an American Tree Sparrow and a Common Grackle at her feeders in Lafayette. Dark-eyed Juncos were singing in her yard.
3/6 Cathy Millington photographed Common Redpolls at her feeder.
3/5 At her feeders in Lafayette, Barb Sendelbach has had 2 Common Redpolls, 21 Pine Siskins, a Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, 3 American Tree Sparrows, Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals, House Finches, Dark-eyed Juncos, and American Goldfinches.
3/2 Marianne Ofenloch photographed a Bald Eagle attempting to catch a Red-breasted Merganser near Milford Beach in the DWGNRA. Other birds in the area included 5 other Bald Eagles, 2 Common Ravens, 2 Hermit Thrushes, and a Red-shouldered Hawk.
3/2 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had up to 20 House Finches in her yard along with a Common Grackle. A drake Hooded Merganser and several American Coots were in open water at the intersection of Limecrest Rd and CR 648 in Sparta.
3/1 Karyn Cichocki saw 2 adult Bald Eagles at the nest in Hyper Humus and 2 immature birds nearby. Three American Black Ducks were in a wet area along the Sussex Branch Trail. A large bird carcass near Snover road had vultures and Red-tailed Hawks feeding on it.
3/1 Dennis Briede and Alan Boyd had the continuing Painted Bunting in Andover.
2/28 Sandy McPhail had 5-6 Pine Siskins at her feeders in Portland, PA.
2/27 Karyn Cichocki had a group of Eastern Bluebirds at her bird bath in Lafayette.
2/26 At the junction of Limecrest Rd and CR 648 in Sparta, Mike Tracy had Northern Pintail, Canvasback, American Coot, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Northern Harrier, and Great Blue Heron.
2/25 Fred Weber had an immature Iceland Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gulls at the landfill in Lafayette. On Shades of Death Rd in Allamuchy, he had 2 Lapland Longspurs, 5 Snow Buntings, and about 100 Horned Larks on a manured field.
2/24 Marianne Ofenloch had a Snow Bunting with Horned Larks near the intersection of Sally Hardin and Beemer Rds in Wantage. A Bald Eagle was feeding on a dead Canada Goose along Rt 565.
2/22 Tommy Sudol had the Painted Bunting in Andover at 3:30 p.m.
2/21 Bob Templin reports that the Painted Bunting is still present as of 1 p.m. (Photo by Bethany Juckett).
2/20 Marianne Ofenloch had a Common Redpoll at her feeder in Montague.
2/19 Liberty Loop: Mike Gannon had both dark and light morph Rough-legged Hawks and a Short-eared Owl with prey. On the NY side were a red fox and a coyote.
2/18 Maria Loukeris had 6 Pine Siskins and a Hairy Woodpecker at her feeders in Glenwood.
2/17 Walpack: Marianne Ofenloch had Red-shouldered Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwings, and a Hermit Thrush.
2/14 Bill Warren had a Cooper’s Hawk visit his yard during the Great Backyard Bird Count.
2/13 Donna & Don Traylor had a Short-eared Owl in the NJ section of Liberty Loop. Birds around their Frankford yard included 30+ Pine Siskins, 50 American Goldfinches, 15 Common Redpolls, 6 species of woodpeckers, 20 Wild Turkeys, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, and 2 Great Horned Owls.
2/11 Marianne Ofenloch had a Glaucous Gull at the Sussex landfill in Lafayette. She had a Rough-legged Hawk off Lake Wallkill Rd in the Wallkill Refuge and 4 Short-eared Owls in the NJ section of Liberty Loop.
2/10 Don and Donna Traylor had the Painted Bunting in Andover.
2/8 Delaware Valley area: Jack Padalino led a Search for Eagles field trip that produced 26 species including 12 Bald Eagles. Also seen were Common Merganser, Wild Turkey, Pileated Woodpecker, Common Raven, and Field Sparrow.
2/8 Sandy McPhail photographed the continuing Painted Bunting in Andover.
2/8 Donna Traylor had 30+ Pine Siskins and 50 American Goldfinches at her feeders in Frankford Twp. A Pileated Woodpecker was also in the yard.
2/6 Roger Johnson had a Lapland Longspur with Horned Larks on Davis Rd in Frankford Tp, near the intersection with Plains Rd. He also had the Painted Bunting in Andover.
2/5 Glenn Mahler had 16 Horned Larks at the corner of Phil Hardin & Fredonia Rds in Fredon.
2/5 Marianne Ofenloch photographed the Painted Bunting in Andover.
2/5 Mike Tracy photographed a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at his feeder in Newton.
2/4 Donna Traylor had about 50 Horned Larks on Davis Rd near the intersection with Plains Rd in Frankford Twp.
2/4 A male Painted Bunting is visiting a feeder in Andover. Photo by Kevin Cronin.
2/4 Lafayette: Karyn Cichocki had Song and Chipping Sparrows at her feeder. A pair of Great Horned Owls were calling behind her house.
1/31 On Beemer Rd in Wantage, Don and Donna Traylor had 10 American Tree Sparrows and numerous White-crowned Sparrows. In their yard in Frankford, they had 15+ White-throated Sparrows, 50+ Dark-eyed Juncos, 2 American Tree Sparrows, 1 Song Sparrow, 4 Downy Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 21 American Goldfinches, 2 Blue Jays, 5 Northern Cardinals, 10 Wild Turkeys, 10 Mourning Doves, 1 Carolina Wren, and 1 House Finch.
1/26 In her yard, Marianne Ofenloch had 38 Dark-eyed Juncos, 2 American Tree Sparrows, 2 Song Sparrows, a Pileated Woodpecker, and a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk.
1/22 Kevin Cronin photographed the continuing Greater White-fronted Goose at Lake Tranquility.
1/22 Montague: In her yard, Marianne Ofenloch had 11 Black-capped Chickadees, 2 Pine Siskins, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk. Two Great Horned Owls and 5 Short-eared Owls were at Liberty Loop. The large flock of Snow Geese continues at Lake Tranquility.
1/21 Glenn Mahler had at least 8 Pine Siskins at his feeder in Stillwater.
1/21 Lafayette: At her feeders, Barb Sendelbach had 4 Pine Siskins, Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
1/15 Sussex County landfill: Fred Weber reported 4 Iceland Gulls and 2 Glaucous Gulls. At Liberty Loop, he had 3 Short-eared Owls, 3 Northern Harriers, and a Great Horned Owl. Another birder saw a Rough-legged Hawk there.
1/10 Kevin Cronin had a Greater White-fronted Goose at Lake Tranquility.
1/7 Marianne Ofenloch had a Cackling Goose at the Homestead pond in Frankford Twp.
1/7 Don & Donna Traylor had 4 Downy Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a Northern Flicker, an American Tree Sparrow, many White-throated Sparrows, and many Dark-eyed Juncos in their yard in Frankford.
1/4 Karyn Cichocki and Marianne Ofenloch had 5 Red-breasted Nuthatches on Struble Rd near the point where the road to Tillman’s Ravine is closed. Also present were 3 Hermit Thrushes and 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.
1/2 Kittatinny Valley SP: Tom Halliwell photographed a Barred Owl. Other birds seen in the park included Sharp-shinned & Cooper’s Hawks and Pileated Woodpecker.
1/2 Marianne Ofenloch had 3 drake Canvasbacks on Culvers Lake.
1/1 Swartswood Lake: Glenn Mahler had 12 species of waterfowl including 40 Gadwall, 2 American Wigeon, 18 Bufflehead, 8 Common Goldeneye, 56 Hooded Mergansers, and a Pied-billed Grebe.
1/1 Tom Halliwell had an Eastern Phoebe south of the spring flow along the Lake Iliff Trail in Andover’s Hillside Park. He had a second phoebe about one-quarter mile further north along the trail on the lake shore. Other birds in the area included a Winter Wren, many Eastern Bluebirds, and 100-200 sparrows in a mixed flock. He had 2 Common Ravens at the Byram Shop-Rite later.
1/1 Don and Donna Traylor had Common Mergansers, Hooded Mergansers, and American Coots at Culver Lake. A Pine Siskin was in a flock of Dark-eyed Juncos on East Shore Rd. At Swartswood Lake, they had Ring-necked Ducks, American Wigeon, Buffleheads, and a Pied-billed Grebe. Two Great Horned Owls were calling at their house in Frankford Twp.