Friday, April 20, 2007

April 14 - Garret Mountain & Spruce Run Reservoir

Today Rob and I started at Spruce Run Reservoir in Hunterdon County looking for the Little Gulls that had been reported. We did not see these birds.
We did see a breeding plumaged Common Loon which was very nice as I do not often see them this way in NJ. Also seen were lots of Pine & Palm Warblers, along with Eastern Phoebes and Bluebirds. We also picked up the first Barn Swallows of 2007 here.

We made a quick stop at Garret Mountain because our friend John had told us about a Louisiana Waterthrush that he had seen earlier in the day. Fortunately for us the bird was still in the same area and we got to see it immediately.

The bird was very cooperative, and we got crippling looks at it's "bubblegum pink" legs while it foraged for insects in the stream.