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Monday, November 21, 2011

Hunterdon County Brant


After chasing and missing Brant at Spruce Run for the past two weeks, I finally ran into one this morning at nearby DeMott Pond in Clinton.  The young bird was there all day yesterday, and still there when I checked late this morning, and tame enough to walk up and take a picture of with my phone camera.  Other new arrivals and good birds for me this morning were Red-throated Loon and first of season Fox Sparrow and Hooded Mergansers at Spruce Run.  At home, a singing male House Finch was a new bird for the yard.

1 comment:

Laurence and Maria Butler said...

Sounds like a great outing! I'm envious, the only bird you mention that I've seen in the wild is the house finch, which leaves charming deposits on my windshield every morning.
Thanks for sharing.

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