Date: 2/13/18 10:51 am From: colleen snow <c.snow357...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandhills No, Bridgewater Eagles Yes
I had a few minutes between appointments yesterday and was in the Manville/Franklin Township area so I looked for the Sandhill Cranes on the Causeway and some surrounding fields. Didn't see them anywhere and the river was running too high to expect to see them there.
Coming down Randolph Road toward Weston Canal I was able to observe both eagles from the Bridgewater nest. One was in a tree slightly upstream and the other was working on the nest.
In between looking for the cranes and seeing the eagles, I stopped at my favorite little retention pond on Rutgers Blvd between Randolph and Schoolhouse. Had a Great Blue Heron, a pair of Green-winged Teal, a drake Ring-necked Duck, a female or young merganser all in the water. The trees around the pond had several Blue Jays as well as a mixed flock of smaller birds. A Red-tailed Hawk cruised overhead behind the trees.