Date: 1/3/20 6:27 am
From: Theodore Chase <>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes in Somerset County (B.G. Sloan)
I'm glad to hear that they are back - and 20 is a good count! Must have been a good breeding year. That field is now the principal place to find them, and it belongs to Somerset County Parks - long may they keep it in corn. The field where they were originally found on Randolph Rd, more than 10 years ago, is now sprouting an Amazon warehouse.
Ted Chase

From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2020 9:04 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes in Somerset County

Saw approximately 20 Sandhill Cranes yesterday (1/2/20) in Somerset County.
Most were WAY back in a large cornfield. Wouldn't have noticed them if I
hadn't known to look for them. To see them, go to the intersection of
Mettlers and Weston Roads in Somerset County. They tend to hang out in the
cornfield at the southeast(?) corner of that intersection. Not a lot of
good parking there. And if you drive on Weston Road (where I saw three
cranes close to the road) be aware that it is VERY narrow with no

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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