Date: 1/29/19 10:54 am From: Susan Matson <smatson123...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose - Yes
Jeff, Trumpeters have consistently been hanging out at Stone Tavern Lake, a few miles from Assunpink Lake.
Congrats on your finds!
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> On Jan 29, 2019, at 1:37 PM, Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...> wrote: > > After successfully seeing the stunning Townsend's Warbler (as well as > the Rough-winged Swallows and an Eastern Phoebe) yesterday, January 28th, > in Trenton at the sewage plant, I tried for the Barnacle Goose in Allentown > at the Millpond there at around 4:30pm. I was unsuccessful, although I > heard it was spotted earlier in the day as well as shortly after I was > there. I also dipped on the Cackling Geese, although all the geese were > kind of jumpy and hard to scan. > I returned to the Allentown Millpond today, January 29th, at around > 10:30am, but there were very few geese on the pond, I guess because it was > mostly iced up. Consequently, I decided to drive over to Assunpink WMA to > see what I could see instead. Lo and behold, at the corner of Herbert Road > and County Route 539, there was a large flock of Canada Geese on the sod > field and, in the midst of it, was the Barnacle Goose. What a handsome > bird! > Unfortunately, I couldn't find the previously reported Trumpeter Swans > at Assunpink Lake, just three Mute Swans and a passel of Common Mergs and a > few assorted other waterfowl. Much of the lake is covered now in at least > thin ice. > > Jeff Climpson > Flemington, NJ > > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> > List help: <jerseybi-request...> > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi