My latest column in The Record and Herald News is about N.J. Audubon's Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville and its big upcoming May Day festivities. The link is here. (Photo of Eastern Bluebird above was taken there.)
A wonderful Tuesday morning at the farm was highlighted by great looks at a PRAIRIE WARBLER--my first ever SEEN at the CF in the SPRING! Other new arrivals for me were BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (2, 1 seen), BLACK THROATED GREEN WARBLER, and PURPLE FINCH (2 female-types--first spotted by Rich Klockner)
Other good birds incl. N. WATERTHRUSH (3, 1 seen), Com. Yellowthroat (3, 1 seen), BLUE-HEADED VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE. 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen by not glimpsed.
Full CF list follows...
We are still working out the details, but we invite everyone to please attend a dedication ceremony for the Celery Farm's new wood duck nesting boxes and plaque, donated by Gerhard Haas in memory of his wife Rita.
Dr. Haas was gracious enough to donate money for the wood duck boxes, now and in the future, and we would like to express our thanks on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the kiosk adjacent to in the Celery Farm parking lot on the Franklin Turnpike.
(By the way, I will be leading a free Celery Farm walk at 8 that morning, and I could sure use some help.)
Stay tuned for more information.