Date: 1/29/19 10:54 am
From: Susan Matson <smatson123...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose - Yes
Trumpeters have consistently been hanging out at Stone Tavern Lake, a few miles from Assunpink Lake.

Congrats on your finds!

Susan M

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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
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